Stefan Czarniecki, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Stefan Czarniecki

Polish general

Date of Birth: 01-Jan-1599

Place of Birth: Czarnca, Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship, Poland

Date of Death: 16-Feb-1665

Profession: diplomat

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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About Stefan Czarniecki

  • Stefan Czarniecki ['st?fan t??ar'??t?sk?i] (listen) of the Lodzia coat of arms (1599 – 16 February 1665) was a Polish nobleman, general and military commander.
  • In his career, he rose from a petty nobleman to a magnate holding one of the highest offices in the Commonwealth, something that was unprecedented in the Commonwealth history.
  • On 22 July 1664 he received the office of the voivode of Kiev and on 2 January 1665, a few weeks before his death, he was given the office of Field Hetman (one of top military commanders) of the Crown of the Polish Kingdom.
  • He is remembered as an accomplished military commander, and regarded as a Polish national hero.
  • His status in Polish history is acknowledged by a mention of his name in the Polish national anthem. Czarniecki made significant contributions fighting the Khmelnytsky Uprising, during the Russo-Polish War, and the Polish–Swedish war (The Deluge).
  • His use of guerrilla warfare against Swedes is credited as one of the main reasons for the eventual Polish victory in this war.

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