Stanislaus Zbyszko

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Jan Stanisław Cyganiewicz (April 1, 1879 – September 23, 1967), better known by his ring name, Stanislaus Zbyszko, was a Polish strongman and professional wrestler. He was a three-time World Heavyweight Champion at his highest profile in the United States during the 1920s. The surname Zbyszko was only a nickname, given to him by friends due to his bravery when he was a child. The name comes from a fictional medieval Polish knight in the historical novel, The Knights of the Cross by Henryk Sienkiewicz (published in 1900). Stanislaus Zbyszko was the brother of Wladek Zbyszko (1891–1968).[1]

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Stanislaus Zbyszko
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Zbyszko circa 1919
Birth nameJan Stanisław Cyganiewicz
Born(1879-04-01)April 1, 1879
Jodłowa, Austria-Hungary
(now Poland)
DiedSeptember 23, 1967(1967-09-23) (aged 88)
St. Joseph, Missouri, U.S.
FamilyWladek Zbyszko (brother)
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Stanislaus Zbyszko
Billed height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Billed weight230 lb (100 kg)
Billed fromVienna, Austria
Trained byWładysław Pytlasiński
Debut1901
Retired1934
Signature
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