Edward Rydz-Śmigły, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Edward Rydz-Śmigły

Polish general

Date of Birth: 11-Mar-1886

Place of Birth: Berezhany, Ternopil Oblast, Ukraine

Date of Death: 02-Dec-1941

Profession: writer, poet, politician, military officer, painter

Nationality: Poland

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

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About Edward Rydz-Śmigły

  • Marshal Edward Rydz-Smigly ['?dvard 'r?dz '?migw?] (listen) (11 March 1886 – 2 December 1941; nom de guerre Smigly, Tarlowski, Adam Zawisza), also called Edward Smigly-Rydz, was a Polish politician, statesman, Marshal of Poland and Commander-in-Chief of Poland's armed forces, as well as painter and poet. During the interwar period, he was an exceptionally admired public figure in Poland and was regarded as a hero for his exemplary record as an army commander in the Polish Legions of World War I and the ensuing Polish–Soviet War in 1920.
  • He was appointed Commander-in-Chief and Inspector General of the Polish Armed Forces following Marshal Józef Pilsudski‘s death in 1935.
  • Rydz served in this capacity at the start of World War II during the 1939 German invasion of Poland.As war loomed, political differences fell away and defense became the national priority.
  • As a result, Rydz‘s stature eclipsed even that of the president.
  • The shock of the Polish defeat made objective evaluations of his legacy during and after the war difficult; his reputation, so much tied to the critical early months of World War II, remains tendentious and controversial.

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