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Did General Kriskrosnowski really exist?


Questioner  
15 Jul 2009 /  #1
Hi. I'm doing some research, and came across someone named "General Kriskrosnowski" c. 1870. Is that even a Polish name? Could they have confused it with something that sounded similar?
Jihozapad  
15 Jul 2009 /  #2
Krasnowski or Krzyszkowski is more likely
1jola 14 | 1,879  
15 Jul 2009 /  #3
You're going to have to give us another clue.
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,446  
16 Jul 2009 /  #4
Krzyżanowski?
Borrka 37 | 594  
17 Jul 2009 /  #5
Kris - Krosnowski ?
jump_bunny 5 | 237  
17 Jul 2009 /  #6
General Kriskrosnowski" c. 1870. Is that even a Polish name?

I'm not too bad with Polish history but never came across that name. Kris might be a nickname (they were often used by soldiers) and Krosnowski sounds like a Polish last name.
1jola 14 | 1,879  
17 Jul 2009 /  #7
It's safe to say Questioner was just passing by. Not worth the effort.
Questioner - | 2  
18 Jul 2009 /  #8
Krzyżanowski?

Well, I think it’s safer to say Questioner (me) is a bit of a dumb cluck, and couldn’t figure out how to post a reply, only the original thread. In fact, Polonius3 nails it. The guy I was looking for was Włodzimierz Krzyżanowski, this fellow:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W%C5%82odzimierz_Krzy%C5%BCanowski (they made me remove the first part of the web addy as I am a newbie here)

Thanks very much to all who replied, especially Polonius3… if you had a sec, can anyone give me a heads-up on how to pronounce his name? Thanks again.

- Questioner
1jola 14 | 1,879  
18 Jul 2009 /  #9
Uhm, sorry about that. Let me put the link up.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W%c5%82odzimierz_Krzy%c5%bcanowski

I see his memoires were published in the USA. Chopin's cousin.
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,446  
20 Jul 2009 /  #10
W£ODZIMIERZ KRZYŻANOWSKI

vwaw-JEE-myesh kshi-zha-NUFF-ski

(Quite a mouthful for any self-respecting Anglo to break his teeth on!)
Questioner - | 2  
25 Jul 2009 /  #11
Polonius3
Hey Polonius3... thanks again for your help.

- Questioner

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