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Towarzysz husarski

Towarzysz husarski (Polish, plural: Towarzysze husarscy) or Husarz (Hussar companion), was the name of a type of heavy cavalryman in Poland.

The Polish hussars were the leading or even elite branch of cavalry in the Polish army from the 1570s until 1776, when their duties and traditions by a parliament decree were passed on to the Uhlans. Most hussars were recruited from the wealthier part of the Polish nobility (szlachta).

Each towarzysz of hussars raised his own poczet or retinue. Several retinues were combined to form a hussar banner or Company, (Chorągiew husarska).

For more information see: Hussars.

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