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 1,396,549 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Casimir Pulaski is the 544th most popular military personnel (down from 408th in 2019), the 279th most popular biography from Poland (down from 221st in 2019) and the 29th most popular Polish Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Casimir Pulaski ranks 544 out of 1,466Before him are Jean-Charles Pichegru, Gaston of Foix, Duke of Nemours, Kirill Moskalenko, Pavel Nakhimov, Jean-Mathieu-Philibert Sérurier, and Callimachus. After him are Creighton Abrams, Ugo Cavallero, Fyodor Ushakov, Oswald Boelcke, Ivan Yakubovsky, and Grigory Kulik.

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Among people born in 1745, Casimir Pulaski ranks 11Before him are Maria Luisa of Spain, Archduke Charles Joseph of Austria, Carl Stamitz, Levin August von Bennigsen, Johan Christian Fabricius, and Andrianampoinimerina. After him are Fyodor Ushakov, Johan Gottlieb Gahn, Valentin Haüy, George Atwood, Şahin Giray, and Denis Fonvizin. Among people deceased in 1779, Casimir Pulaski ranks 7Before him are James Cook, Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin, Anton Raphael Mengs, Thomas Chippendale, Emperor Go-Momozono, and Karim Khan Zand. After him are William Boyce, John Kay, David Garrick, Tommaso Traetta, Louis de Jaucourt, and Alessandro Albani.

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Among people born in Poland, Casimir Pulaski ranks 279 out of 1,231Before him are Tadeusz Mazowiecki (1927), Jerzy Kukuczka (1948), Michał Kleofas Ogiński (1765), Hugo Münsterberg (1863), Robert Lewandowski (1988), and Anna von Schweidnitz (1339). After him are Józef Bem (1794), Jean Epstein (1897), Hans Jeschonnek (1899), Andrzej Duda (1972), Adolf Engler (1844), and Franz Mehring (1846).


Among military personnels born in Poland, Casimir Pulaski ranks 29Before him are Hermann Balck (1893), Alexander von Falkenhausen (1878), Hans-Jürgen Stumpff (1889), Otto von Below (1857), Eberhard von Mackensen (1889), and Tadeusz Bór-Komorowski (1895). After him are Erich Fellgiebel (1886), Maximilian von Prittwitz (1848), Rüdiger von der Goltz (1865), Walther Nehring (1892), Heinz Reinefarth (1903), and Hyacinth Graf Strachwitz (1893).