Bagration, Piotr Ivanovich, Prince

Bagration, Piotr Ivanovich, Prince

(pyô`tər ēvä`nəvyĭch bägrätēōn`), 1765–1812, Russian general in the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. He fought under Field Marshal SuvorovSuvorov, Aleksandr Vasilyevich
, 1729–1800, Russian field marshal. Suvorov entered the army as a youth and rose rapidly through the ranks. He fought in the Russo-Turkish War of 1768–74, helped suppress the peasant rebellion led by Pugachev in 1775, and was created
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 in the Italian and Swiss campaigns of 1798–99 and at Austerlitz, Eylau, and Friedland. In 1808 he captured the Aland Islands from Sweden; in 1809 he fought against the Turks in the Russo-Turkish War of 1806–12; and in 1812 he commanded an army against Napoleon and was mortally wounded at Borodino.