- Kosciuszko, Thaddeus
(1746-1817) played an important role in the American War of Independence. He was a good friend of Thomas Jefferson, one of the authors of the declaration of Independence. This document was most inspiring for Kosciusko. Upon his return in Poland in 1783, he became involved in the production of the first modern constitution in Europe. Unfortunately, however, this constitution had no long life. In 1794, Kosciuszko led the failed uprising against the Russians.
- Marconi, Leonard / Popiel, Antoni
Leonard Marconi and Antoni Popiel finalized his statue in 1900, but it could be erected only after World War I in 1920. The Germans destroyed the statue in World War II. The citizens of Dresden donated a new replica of the statue to Krakow in 1960. The citizens of Krakow gave a copy of this statue to the people of the U.S.A. This statue was erected in Detroit MI in 1978. Other equestrian statues of Kosciuszko in the U.S.A. are in Milwaukee WI and Chicago. IL