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Samuel Korecki (est. 1586 - 1622) was a nobleman (szlachcic) of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. His coat of arms was Pogoń. In his miliary career he achieved the rank of colonel. He fought under hetman Stanisław Żółkiewski at Guzow and Kłuszyn during the Dimitriads Polish-Muscovy Wars, where in 1611 during terrible winter he brought supplies to the Polish forces in the Moscow Kremlin. Popular among Cossacks, he fought with Ottoman Empire vassals, the Tatars. During the last stages of Moldavian Magnate Wars at the battle of Cecora he, toghether with many other Commonwealth commanders, like Stanisław Koniecpolski, got captured by Ottomans. While imprisoned in the Castle of Seven Towers Korecki and eventually killed in Constantinople on 27 June 1622.
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