Kazimierz Siemienowicz

Scientist, Military Person

1600 – 1651

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Who was Kazimierz Siemienowicz?

Kazimierz Siemienowicz, was a Polish-Lithuanian general of artillery, gunsmith, military engineer, artillery specialist and pioneer of rocketry. Born in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, he served the armies of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, a federation of Poland and the Grand Duchy, and in the armies of Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange, a ruler of the Netherlands. No portrait or detailed biography of him has survived and much of his life is a subject of dispute.

After contributing his expertise to several battles, Siemienowicz published Artis Magnae Artilleriae in 1650. This treatise, which discussed rocketry and pyrotechnics, remained a standard work in those fields for two centuries.

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Born
1600
Grand Duchy of Lithuania
Nationality
  • Poland
Profession
Died
1651

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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