Patron Honorowy: Jacek M. Majchrowski, President of the city of Cracow, Wojciech Grochowalski

Mecenas: Burmistrz Miasta Bobowa, Wacław Ligęza

Opiekun: Volunteer Cavalry Squadron in colours of 1st Light Cavalrymen Regiment of Józef Piłsudski

The first Uhlan of II Republic of Poland. A doctor, a poet, a polyglot, a cavalryman, Józef Piłsudski’s adjutant. Polish Army General. An ambassador of Republic of Poland in Rome. He died tragically in New York. His bones were sepulchred at Rakowicki Cemetery in Cracow.


“A reader, if you agree with me that only two professions existing in the world are suitable for a liberated and independent man, namely the professions of a poet and a cavalryman (and all the worse for you if you do not agree with this statement since this proves you are ni l’un ni l’autre, however you are an old and bald grumbler, even if you are twenty years old, with pretensions to be a senior tax adviser or at all a bank collector, or – worse still – you are a so called matron that defends her daughters’ virtue against uhlan’s lyrical charm or poet’s insatiable acquisitiveness, fortunately usually in vain) – well, if you can afford it to agree with me, then, in consequence, you cannot deny that a romanticism spirit, before it snatched at a winged poets phalanx of the early nineteenth century, found its first confessors within a cavalry, as apostles of his uncontrollable impetus to be an earthshaker and its love of unusual and fantastic acts unimaginable for common people – nay – breaking laws of nature.”

Source: Bolesław Wieniawa-Długoszowski in the introduction to his book “General Lasalle” (1931) – Dupont Marcel.


Prof. Jacek Majchrowski, in his book entitled “Caesar’s favourite” (1990, Ossolineum publishing house), passing for the best biography of Wieniawa-Długoszowski, wrote about the General as follows:
Doubtless, Bolesław Wieniawa-Długoszowski’s life was varied and eventful enough to share with several biographies.


To sum up Wieniawa’s biography and profile, we can do this with one of his collaborators’ words.
Antoni Mańkowski called him “an intelligent man, educated in every respect, of varied interests, noble, chivalric… grown out from a child on old traditions of Polish noble family. A man combining in himself all soldierly attributes, soldier-fashion hard and lenient, a believing Christian against wide-spread opinions, a great-hearted person, a good man unmitigatedly” (A. Mańkowski, Wołodyjowski, „Nowy Świat”, 23 VIII 1942).
I am at one with this opinion in fullness.

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Bolesław Wieniawa-Długoszowski died in New York on 01 July 1942 aged 61. He was buried at Rakowicki Cemetery in Cracow (a quarter PAS 50-3-13-Legions’ Square).

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„Relacja dotycząca śmierci Bolesława Wieniawy-Długoszowskiego” (2022) – PCBJ

„Rocznica tajemniczej śmierci gen. Wieniawy” (2022) – Wojciech Grochowalski

„1 Pułk Szwoleżerów Józefa Piłsudskiego” (2022)

„Wieniawa, Wieniawa, Wieniawa” (2022) – Wojciech Grochowalski

„Zagadka śmierci Bolesława Wieniawy-Długoszowskiego” [link] (2021) – Sławomir Koper

„Bolesław Ignacy Florian Wieniawa-Długoszowski” [link] (2018)

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„Wieniawa-Długoszowski – ułan i poeta” [link] (2012)

„Bolesław Wieniawa-Długoszowski − poezja, szabla i wódka” [link] (2012) – Paweł Rzewuski

„Bolesław Wieniawa-Długoszowski. Literat, ułan, dyplomata”. (2009) – Beata Kapustka

„Długoszowski Bolesław Wieniawa II” (2009) – Wojciech Molendowicz

„Bolesław Wieniawa-Długoszowski – pierwszy ułan II Rzeczypospolitej” (2009) – Jan Rećko

„Pierwsza Kompania Kadrowa. Portret oddziału.” (2002) – Jacek Majchrowski

„Bolesław Wieniawa-Długoszowski. Pierwszy ułan Drugiej Rzeczypospolitej” (1994) | FILM

„Powrót Wieniawy” (1990) | FILM

„Ulubieniec Cezara. Bolesław Wieniawa-Długoszowski.” (1990) – Jacek Majchrowski

„Wstęp do księgi jazdy polskiej” (1938) – Bolesław Wieniawa-Długoszowski

„Wzruszenia krakowskie” (1933) – Bolesław Wieniawa-Długoszowski

„Wódz naczelny i kawalerja 1-ej brygady legjonów” (1933) – Bolesław Wieniawa-Długoszowski

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