Casimir Pulaski

1745 - 1779

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Kazimierz Michał Władysław Wiktor Pułaski of Ślepowron (Polish pronunciation: [kaˈʑimjɛʐ puˈwaskʲi] (listen); Casimir Pulaski ; March 4 or March 6, 1745 – October 11, 1779) was a Polish nobleman, soldier, and military commander who has been called, together with his counterpart Michael Kovats de Fabriczy, "the father of the American cavalry." Born in Warsaw and following in his father's footsteps, he became interested in politics at an early age. He soon became involved in the military and in revolutionary affairs in the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth. Pulaski was one of the leading military commanders for the Bar Confederation and fought against the Commonwealth's foreign domination. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Casimir Pulaski has received more than 1,571,351 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Casimir Pulaski is the 610th most popular military personnel (down from 544th in 2019), the 307th most popular biography from Poland (down from 279th in 2019) and the 27th most popular Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Casimir Pulaski ranks 610 out of 1,468Before him are Julius von Payer, Kemal Reis, Gustav Horn, Count of Pori, Zhuge Jin, Israel Tal, and Werner Kempf. After him are Giorgio Basta, Gaston of Foix, Duke of Nemours, Raoul Salan, Carl Gustav Rehnskiöld, Živojin Mišić, and Takijirō Ōnishi.

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Among people born in 1745, Casimir Pulaski ranks 16Before him are Fyodor Ushakov, Valentin Haüy, Johan Christian Fabricius, Johan Gottlieb Gahn, Şahin Giray, and Mihrişah Sultan. After him are George Atwood, Olaudah Equiano, Shneur Zalman of Liadi, Gregory V of Constantinople, Denis Fonvizin, and Jens Juel. Among people deceased in 1779, Casimir Pulaski ranks 8Before him are Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin, Anton Raphael Mengs, Emperor Go-Momozono, Thomas Chippendale, Karim Khan Zand, and John Kay. After him are David Garrick, Tommaso Traetta, William Boyce, Louis de Jaucourt, Pehr Kalm, and Alessandro Albani.

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Among people born in Poland, Casimir Pulaski ranks 307 out of 1,454Before him are Józef Bem (1794), Ida Haendel (1928), Krzysztof Zanussi (1939), Chaïm Perelman (1912), Fritz Gerlich (1883), and Henry the Bearded (1163). After him are Andreas Schlüter (1660), Gunther von Hagens (1945), Siemomysł (922), Janusz Korwin-Mikke (1942), Jerzy Popiełuszko (1947), and Kazimierz Deyna (1947).


Among military personnels born in Poland, Casimir Pulaski ranks 27Before him are Nikolaus von Falkenhorst (1885), Alexander von Falkenhausen (1878), Eberhard von Mackensen (1889), Rüdiger von der Goltz (1865), Hans-Jürgen Stumpff (1889), and Erich Fellgiebel (1886). After him are Heinz Reinefarth (1903), Maximilian von Prittwitz (1848), Hans Karl von Diebitsch (1785), Helmuth von Pannwitz (1898), Walther Nehring (1892), and Hermann von Eichhorn (1848).