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Jan Henryk Dąbrowski

1755 - 1818

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Jan Henryk Dąbrowski (Polish pronunciation: [ˈjan ˈxɛnrɨɡ dɔmˈbrɔfskʲi]; also known as Johann Heinrich Dąbrowski (Dombrowski) in German and Jean Henri Dombrowski in French; 2 August 1755 – 6 June 1818) was a Polish general and statesman, widely respected after his death for his patriotic attitude, and described as a national hero who spent his whole life restoring the legacy of Poland.Dąbrowski initially served in the Saxon Army and joined the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth Army in 1792, shortly before the Second Partition of Poland. He was promoted to the rank of general in the Kościuszko Uprising of 1794. After the final Third Partition of Poland, which ended the existence of Poland as an independent country, he became actively involved in promoting the cause of Polish independence abroad. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jan Henryk Dąbrowski has received more than 253,117 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Jan Henryk Dąbrowski is the 244th most popular military personnel (up from 327th in 2019), the 114th most popular biography from Poland (up from 160th in 2019) and the 12th most popular Polish Military Personnel.

Jan Henryk Dąbrowski was a Polish psychiatrist who developed a theory of personality development that he called the Theory of Positive Disintegration. The theory is based on the idea that it is necessary for a person to go through a process of disintegration in order to create a new, more mature personality.

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Among military personnels, Jan Henryk Dąbrowski ranks 244 out of 1,468Before him are Muhammad bin Qasim, Tokugawa Yoshinobu, Maurice Gamelin, Werner Mölders, Pedro de Alvarado, and Marcus Claudius Marcellus. After him are Zhang Liao, Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque, Khalifa Haftar, Andrey Yeryomenko, Eumenes, and Federico da Montefeltro.

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Among people born in 1755, Jan Henryk Dąbrowski ranks 9Before him are Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, Samuel Hahnemann, Axel von Fersen the Younger, Alexander Hamilton, Paul Barras, and James Parkinson. After him are Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, François Joseph Lefebvre, Georges Couthon, Anthony of Saxony, Gerhard von Scharnhorst, and Giovanni Battista Viotti. Among people deceased in 1818, Jan Henryk Dąbrowski ranks 4Before him are Charles XIII of Sweden, Gaspard Monge, and Michael Andreas Barclay de Tolly. After him are Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Maria Isabel of Braganza, Hedvig Elisabeth Charlotte of Holstein-Gottorp, Charles, Grand Duke of Baden, Louis Joseph, Prince of Condé, Alexandre Pétion, Warren Hastings, and Johan Gottlieb Gahn.

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Among people born in Poland, Jan Henryk Dąbrowski ranks 114 out of 1,454Before him are Fred Zinnemann (1907), Zdzisław Beksiński (1929), Saint Casimir (1458), Henryk Wieniawski (1835), Konrad Emil Bloch (1912), and Angelus Silesius (1624). After him are Paul Gottlieb Nipkow (1860), Edward Sapir (1884), Jan Matejko (1838), Mieszko I of Poland (940), Rochus Misch (1917), and Alexander Jagiellon (1461).


Among military personnels born in Poland, Jan Henryk Dąbrowski ranks 12Before him are Erich von Falkenhayn (1861), Werner von Blomberg (1878), Anton Denikin (1872), Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski (1899), Alfred von Tirpitz (1849), and Erwin von Witzleben (1881). After him are Rochus Misch (1917), Otto Liman von Sanders (1855), Władysław Sikorski (1881), Hans-Jürgen von Arnim (1889), Otto Kretschmer (1912), and Vasily Sokolovsky (1897).