Romuald Traugutt

Military Officer, Military Person

1826 – 1864

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Who was Romuald Traugutt?

Romuald Traugutt was a Polish general and war hero, best known for commanding the January Uprising. From October 1863 to August 1864 he was the Dictator of Insurrection. He headed the Polish national government from October 17, 1863 to April 20, 1864, and was president of its Foreign Affairs Office.

Before the uprising he was a Lt. Colonel in the Russian army where he had won distinction in the Crimean War. He retired from the army in 1862 and became involved with conservative Polish nationalists. After leading a partisan unit in the initial rebellion, he became leader of the rebel forces in October 1863.

After the uprising failed, he was sentenced to death by the Russian regime and hanged near the Warsaw Citadel on 5 August 1864, aged 38, together with other rebel commanders. The Roman Catholic Church is considering his beatification due to his overwhelming devotion to God and his sacrifice for his homeland.

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Born
Jan 16, 1826
Szostakowo
Also known as
  • Michał Czarnecki
  • Траугутт, Ромуальд
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  • Poland
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Died
Aug 5, 1864
Warsaw

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on July 23, 2013

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