Józef Dowbor-Muśnicki

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Józef Dowbor-Muśnicki

Józef Dowbor-Muśnicki (born October 25, 1867 in Garbów , † October 26, 1937 in Batorowo ) was a Polish general .

Dowbor-Muśnicki was born into a patriotic Polish family, which shaped him for his entire life. He attended high school in Radom from 1877 and the cadet school in Saint Petersburg from 1884 to 1886 . Until 1888 he studied military science at the school of Grand Duke Constantine. After serving as a lieutenant in the 140th Line Infantry Regiment and the 11th Grenadier Regiment in Yaroslavl, he studied at the General Staff Academy in St. Petersburg from 1899 to 1902 and attained the rank of captain during this time .

In the Russo-Japanese War he took part in the Siberian Corps and was promoted to lieutenant colonel. As a participant in the First World War , he received several awards and was most recently as general commander of the First Russian Army . After the October Revolution in 1917, he became the commander of the First Polish Corps in Russia, which fought against the Bolsheviks.

After the demobilization in 1918 Dowbor-Muśnicki returned to Poland and participated under Józef Piłsudski in the establishment of the Polish army , which he commanded in the Poznan uprising . In 1919 he was promoted to lieutenant general. In 1920 he retired and retired to his estate in Batorowo, where he died in 1937. Janina Lewandowska was his daughter.

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