Tadeusz Kościuszko Monument

Tadeusz Kościuszko Monument

Krakow, Poland

 
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Tadeusz Kościuszko Monument
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Tadeusz Kościuszko Monument
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31-001 Wawel Hill
Krakow
Lesser Poland Voivodeship
Poland
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Tadeusz Kościuszko Monument in Kraków is one of the best known bronze monuments in Poland. It is the work of artists: Leonard Marconi and his son in law, sculptor Antoni Popiel.

The equestrian bronze statue of Kościuszko — Polish, Belarussian and American hero of independence — is located along the west side entrance to the Wawel Castle.

The statue was cast in 1900 thanks to the efforts of newly formed Tadeusz Kościuszko Society. But it was erected in the place no less than twenty years later in 1920-24 once the Polish state reestablished its independence following World War I. The statue was destroyed by the Germans in 1940 during the Nazi German occupation of Poland. Its current replica, erected in 1960, is a gift to the City of Kraków from the people of Dresden. Its duplicate was also erected in Detroit, Michigan in 1978, as a gift from the people of Kraków.

In Kościuszko's times, the Polish state had been twice partitioned by its neighbors: Russia, Austria-Hungary, and Prussia. In 1794, Kościuszko initiated an insurrection in the Kraków's Main Square which, in spite of his victorious Battle of Racławice against numerically superior Russian army, resulted in a tragic third and final partition of Poland.

Prior to leading the 1794 Uprising, Kościuszko had fought in the American Revolutionary War as a Colonel in the Continental Army. In 1783, in recognition of his service, he had been brevetted by the Continental Congress to the rank of Brigadier General and granted citizenship of the United States.

Tadeusz Kościuszko died in Switzerland on October 15, 1817. His body was first buried in a crypt of a Jesuit church in Solothurn, from where he was moved a year later to the St. Leonard's Crypt at the Wawel Cathedral, next to where his monument now stands.

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Tadeusz Kosciuszko Monument in Krakow (Polish: Pomnik Tadeusza Kosciuszki w Krakowie), is one of the best known bronze monuments in Poland. It is the work of artists: Leonard Marconi, professor of Lviv University born in Warsaw, and his son in law, sculptor Antoni Popiel. The equestrian bronze statue of Kosciuszko—Polish and American hero of independence—is located along the west side entrance to the Wawel Castle in the Old Town.

The statue was cast in 1900 thanks to the efforts of newly formed Tadeusz Kosciuszko Society, soon after Marconi's death. The Austrian government during the time of imperial partitions of Poland refused to issue the permit for its placement. It was erected no less than twenty years later in 1920-24 once the Polish state reestablished its independence following World War I. The statue was destroyed by the Germans in 1940 during the Nazi German occupation of Poland. Its current replica, erected in 1960, is a gift to the City of Krakow from the people of Dresden, Germany. Its duplicate was also erected in Detroit, Michigan in 1978, as a gift from the people of Krakow, in celebration of the United States Bicentennial.In Kosciuszko's times, the Polish state had been twice partitioned by its neighbors: Russia, Austria-Hungary, and Prussia by early 1793. In 1794, Kosciuszko initiated an insurrection in the Krakow's Main Square which, in spite of his victorious Battle of Raclawice against numerically superior Russian army, resulted in a tragic third and final partition of Poland. Krakow became part of the Austrian province of Galicia for over a century. Prior to leading the 1794 Uprising, Kosciuszko had fought in the American Revolutionary War as a colonel in the Continental Army. In 1783, in recognition of his service, he had been brevetted by the Continental Congress to the rank of brigadier general and granted citizenship of the United States. Tadeusz Kosciuszko died in Switzerland on October 15, 1817. His body was first buried in a crypt of a Jesuit church in Solothurn, from where he was moved a year later to the St. Leonard's Crypt at the Wawel Cathedral, next to where his monument now stands.

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A very interesting monument. In addition, it is worth Recalling that this is a copy of the monument that stands in Washington, DC. In Warsaw is set to 100-th anniversary of the opening of the first monument in the United States.

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Bardzo ciekawy pomnik. Dodatkowo warto przypomnieć, że jest to kopia pomnika, który stoi w Waszyngtonie. W Warszawie ustawiono go w 100 rocznicę odsłonięcia tego pierwszego pomnika w USA.
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Pretty as the rest of the hill

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Bonita como el resto de la colina
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This monument is next to the main gate, which leads to Wawel. It is dedicated to a distinguished national hero - Tadeusz Kosciuszko. When a cloudless sky come here beautiful photos Castle and the monument itself. It is a perfect souvenir of Krakow. Like a picture postcard.

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Pomnik ten jest tuż obok bramy głównej, która prowadzi na Wawel. Poświęcony jest zasłużonemu bohaterowi narodowemu - Tadeuszowi Kościuszce. Kiedy jest bezchmurne niebo wychodzą tutaj przepiękne zdjęcia Wawelu jak i samego pomnika. Jest to idealna pamiątka z Krakowa. Jak z widokówki.
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The monument to the hero of Poland and Belarus Tadeusz Kosciuszko. Extraordinary beauty and an impressive composition.

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Памятник герою Польши и Беларуси Тадеушу Костюшко. Необычайной красоты и впечатляющий по композиции.
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