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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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(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.