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Mt Kosciuszko is the highest mountain of Australia (2,228 m). Yet I suppose not many people over there know who Kosciuszko actually was. In Krakow, probably every child has heard about General Kosciuszko and they would be probably surprised that there is a mountain having his name half way around the world. In this picture you can find the monument of General Kosciuszko on a horse between two towers of the Royal Cathedral on the Wawel Hill in Krakow. Since it is quite up the hill it made me think about the Mt Kosciuszko. I remember seeing Kosciuszko’s Monument in Boston as well a while ago.

Tadeusz Kościuszko (1746 – 1817) was a Polish-Lithuanian military engineer, statesman, and military leader who became a national hero in Poland, Lithuania, Belarus, and the United States. He fought in the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth's struggles against Russia and Prussia, and on the U.S. side in the American Revolutionary War. As Supreme Commander of the Polish National Armed Forces, he led the 1794 Kościuszko Uprising.

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