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Bagrationovsk

(bəgrŭ'tyēô`nəfsk), town, NW European Russia, formerly in East Prussia, on the Polish border. Its German name was Eylau or Preussisch Eylau. It is a rail terminus and has meat-processing and dairy industries. The town was founded in 1336. In Feb., 1807, it was the site of a bloody, indecisive battle between Napoleon I and the allied Russian and Prussian forces that checked Napoleon's movement toward the Russian frontier. The town is named in honor of Gen. P. I. BagrationBagration, Piotr Ivanovich, Prince
, 1765–1812, Russian general in the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. He fought under Field Marshal Suvorov in the Italian and Swiss campaigns of 1798–99 and at Austerlitz, Eylau, and Friedland.
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, who distinguished himself during the battle.
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Bagrationovsk

 

(until 1946, Preisish-Eilau), a city and center of Bagrationovsk Raion, Kaliningrad Oblast, RSFSR. It has a railroad station 37 km south of Kaliningrad and a population of 4,300 (1968). There is a meat combine and a butter plant in the city. Founded in 1336. it was renamed in honor of the Russian general P. I. Bagration.

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Principal battles: Figueras (1794); Loano (1795); Montenotte (near Dego), Millesimo, Lodi, Castiglione delle Stiviere, Bassano del Grappa, Arcole (near Verona) (1796); Jena (1806); Eylau (Bagrationovsk) (1807); siege of Gerona (1809); Leipzig (1813); and Lyons (1814).
Principal battles: siege of Ochakov (1788); siege of Warsaw (1794); Brescia (1799); Hollabrunn, Austerlitz (Slavkov) (1805); Eylau (Bagrationovsk), Heilsberg (Lidzbark Warminski), Friedland (Pravdinsk) (1807); Mogilev, Borodino (1812).
Principal battles: Pultusk (1806); Eylau (Bagrationovsk), Friedland (Pravdinsk) (1807); Borodino, Tarutino (1812); Leipzig (1813); blockade of Hamburg (1814).
Principal battles: Rovereto (1796); Rivoli (1797); siege of Acre (Akko), Aboukir I (Abu Qir) (1799); Marengo (near Alessandria) (1800); Austerlitz (Slavkov) (1805); Jena (1806); Eylau (Bagrationovsk), Friedland (Pravdinsk) (1807); Medina del Rio Seco (Montamarta) (1808); Aspern-Essling, Wagram (1809); Fuentes de Onoro (1811); Borodino (1812); Rippach (near Weissenfels) (1813).
Principal battles: Neerwinden (near Liege) (1793); the Pyramids (1798); Aboukir I (Abu Qir) (1799); Mariazell, Austerlitz (Slavkov) (1805); Auerstadt (near Weimar), Golymin (1806); Eylau (Bagrationovsk) (1807); Eckmuhl (Eggmuhl), Ratisbon (Regensburg), Wagram (1809); Smolensk, Borodino, Maloyaroslavetz (near Kaluga), Krasnoye (Smolensk region), Berezina River (1812); and Hamburg (1814).
Principal battles: Novi (1799); Hohenlinden (near Munich) (1800); Eylau (Bagrationovsk), Friedland (Pravdinsk) (1807); Wagram (1809); Borodino, Maloyaroslavetz (near Kaluga), Krasnoye (Smolensk region) (1812); Vauchamps (near Montmirail), Craonne (1814); Ligny, Wavre (1815).
Principal battles: Austerlitz (Slavkov) (1805); Jena (1806); Eylau Friedland (Bagrationovsk) (1807); the Berezina (1812); Lutzen, Bautzen (1813); siege of Varna (1828).
Principal battles: Rivoli (1797), the Pyramids (1798), Austerlitz (Slavkov) (1805); Prenzlau, Stettin (Szczecin) (1806); Eylau (Bagrationovsk) (1807); Medina de Rioseca (1808); Medellin (near Valdivia), Aspern-Essling, Raab (Gyor), Wagram (1809).