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Željka Blakšic AKA Gita Blak
Željka Blakšic AKA Gita Blak

Emilia Plater (1806-1831) was a countess and revolutionary born in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. Plater fought in the November 1830 Uprising, an armed revolt from partitioned Poland against the Russian Empire, and became a captain of the Polish insurgent forces. She led soldiers in several engagements in the revolution. She is an iconic heroine in both Poland and Lithuania, the subject of many art pieces, and is often hailed as the “Lithuanian Joan of Arc.”