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Tadevush Kastsyushka (Thaddeus Kosciusko)

(February 12, 1746 - October 15, 1817)

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[ Postage Stamp: Thaddeus Kosciusko, 1995 ]

From his entry in the Historical Dictionary of Belarus (Zaprudnik, 1998; p. 136):

(Note: In the preceding excerpt, terms in bold refer to other entries in the Historical Dictionary of Belarus. The Historical Dictionary of Belarus is an important summary of the history of Belarus.)

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (USA): Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial

As noted on the Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial Web site:

And also note that his connection to Belarus is not mentioned at all at that Web site! (This is normal for people whose heritage connects them to Belarus and Belarusian culture, of course.)

The Uprising of 1794 and Thaddeus Kosciusko

An article about the Uprising of 1794 by George Stankevich, from The Belarusian Review, Spring, 1996 (vol. 8, No. 1).
[ Statue: Thaddeus Kosciusko, Wash., DC ]

    Note: This article includes several paragraphs about the Belarusian officer who fought for American independence during the American Revolution, Tadevuss Kaxciusska (Thaddeus Kosciusko). Although clearly of Belarusian ancestry, he is claimed as a Polish patriot and hero as well.*

Note: Claims by Belarus' neighbors that famous Belarusians are not Belarusians is symptomatic of the serious problem of identity for the nation and people of the Republic of Belarus, and that of the equally problematic issue of self-identity by Belarusians all over the world. Probably the majority of people who have such ancestry are not at all aware of their Belarusian ancestry.
A statue of Kosciusko is on the northeast corner of Lafayette Park, near the White House in Washington, DC (see photo, above). At least one county (in Indiana) and one city (in Mississippi) in the US are named after him as well. Also, one of the bridges on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway in New York bears his name ("Thaddeus Kosciuszko").

News Article: Kosciusko's Accomplishments Highlighted in Speech at US Military Academy, West Point (Nov. 15, 2006)

News Article: Sign in Commemoration of Tadeusz Kosciuszko Unveiled in the Ivatsevichi District

News Article: Monument to Tadevush Kastsyushka to be Erected in His Birthplace

News Article: Kosovsky Palace and Thaddeus Kosciusko estate to be restored

News Article: Plaque Stolen from Kosciusko's Birthplace will be Replaced by a Copy Within Days, Police Official Says

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