- was a Polish-Lithuanian national hero, general and a leader of 1794 uprising against the Russian Empire. During the Uprising, Kosciusko was made the Commander-in-Chief of all Polish-Lithuanian forces fighting against Russian occupation.
Tadeusz Kosciusko was born February 4, 1746, in the village in present-day Belarus, that time Polish-Lithuanian commonwealth.
He fought in the American Revolutionary War as a colonel in the Continental Army on the side of Washington. In recognition of his dedicated and faithful service he was brevetted by the Continental Congress to the rank of Brigadier General in 1783, and became a naturalized citizen of the United States that same year.
Kościuszko became the namesake of numerous places in the world. The Polish explorer Count Pawel Edmund Strzelecki named the highest mountain in Australia, Mount Kosciusko, for him. Nowadays the mountain is the central point of the Kosciusko National Park.
The flag of Lithuania on highest peaks of the world. Expeditions by V.Vitkauskas. One of the peak - Kosciusko 2228 m