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Kazimierz Sosnkowski
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General Sosnkowski in the 1930s
Nickname Baca, Godziemba, Józef
Place of birth Warsaw
Place of death Arundel, Quebec
Years of service 1914
Rank Generał broni
Other work politician

Kazimierz Sosnkowski (Warsaw, 1885 – 1969, Arundel, Quebec) was a Polish independence fighter, politician and Polish Army general.

Sosnkowski served successively as founder and first commander of Związek Walki Czynnej (the Active Combat Association), chief of staff of the 1st Brigade of the Polish Legions, Polish minister of military affairs, vice-president of Poland, commander of the Związek Walki Zbrojnej (Association for Armed Struggle) resistance organization, and Inspector General of the Armed Forces (Polish Commander-in-Chief, 1943-44).

Sosnkowski, over his career, used a number of noms de guerre, including "Baca" (Polish mountaineer term for "shepherd"), "Godziemba" (the name of his herditary coat-of-arms), "Józef" (Polish for "Joseph"), "Ryszard" ("Richard"), "Szef" ("Chief").

Sosnkowski was married to Jadwiga Sosnkowska. They had five children.

Godziemba, Sosnkowski's hereditary coat-of-arms
Military offices
Preceded by
Władysław Sikorski
General Inspector of the Armed Forces
Succeeded by
Tadeusz Bór-Komorowski


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