Apraksin, Feodor Matveyevich

Apraksin, Feodor Matveyevich

(fyô`dər mətvyā`əvĭch əpräk`syĭn), 1671–1728, Russian admiral. He helped Peter I (Peter the Great) create the Russian navy and won several naval battles in Peter's wars against Sweden. He was made a count in 1709.
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