THE GNIEW CELEBRATION OF THE YEAR OF HETMAN STANISŁAW ŻÓŁKIEWSKI CASTLE GNIEW, 4 JULY A.D. 2020

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04 July 2020
In 2019, the government of Republic of Poland proclaimed 2020 the Year of Hetman Stanisław Żółkiewski. He was the one of the most outstanding leaders in the history of the Polish army.
Stanisław Żółkiewski took part in all the wars fought by the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in the second half of the 16th century and at the beginning of the 17th century. First, he fought alongside the experienced leader and chancellor Jan Zamoyski, participated in expeditions against the Habsburgs and Moscow, Moldavia and Wallachia, and later he won, leading by himself In many campaigns against Russia, Sweden, Cossacks, Turkey and Tatars, Żółkiewski held a number of the most important offices of the First Polish Republic: he was the royal secretary, field hetman of the crown, castellan of Lviv, voivode of Kiev, and finally grand hetman and grand chancellor of the Crown. at the head of Polish troops in the next Polish-Russian war and began the siege of Smolensk.On July 4, 1610, with only about 3,000 cavalry at his disposal, mainly hussars, he defeated over 30,000 army of combined Russian and Swedish troops at Kluszyn. at Cecora on October 7, 16 20 years. Wishing to honor the figure of the great leader, we invite A.D. 2020 Guests of the Zamek Gniew Hotel will participate in the Gniew Celebration of the Year of Hetman Stanisław Żółkiewski. In program: 5.00 p.m. Outdoor horse show Fri. "Kłuszyn 1610 - Hussars, the pride of Polish arms" - Turniejowy Square A show of two double-legged post-Hussar hussars of the Marshal of the Pomeranian Voivodeship with the genesis and presentation of the hussars' weapons and tactics. After a short relaxation of the horses, in the form of hussar post drill exercises, exercerations will be performed in the use of: - hussar copy - koncerz and broadsword - hussar saber - demonstration of the use of firearms Admission ticket Adult PLN 15 Child PLN 10 Children free of charge
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