The famous Belarusian military commander, a hero of American civil war and the leader of liberation uprizing in Poland - Tadevush Kasciushka (Tadeusz Kosciuszko) - was born in Kosava, Belarus.
Kosava was a private town which was given as a gift by Grand Duke Alexander to Lithuanian Marshall Ian Hraptovich in 1494. Later it was owned by Sanhushka in 1570-77. In 1611 Kosava pecame a property of the Sapeha family. Later Isabella Chartaryjska was ordering around here. The Pallace was built though much later.
See also a wonderful page on recent trip to Kosava by Ton Bezemer. Here are some of his photos with permission of Ton:
A legendary Belarusian-born Belarusian/Polish/American/French hero Tadevush Kasciushka (Thaddeus Kosciuszko) was born in this house near Kosava palace
"Castles of Belarus" - set of postcards. Concept and photos by S. Plytkevich, text - V. Hryniavecki, Minsk, Printing House "Printing Poligraphic Center", project by Marketing Agency "Riftour"
"Hrodna and Monuments of Panyamonnie" ("Hrodna i pomniki Paniamonnya") by L.V. Aliakseeu, Publishing House "Belaruskaia Navuka", Minsk 1996. ISBN 5-343-01410-0.
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