Dmitrii Shuvaev

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Shuvaev, Dmitrii Savel’evich


Born Oct. 12 (24), 1854; died 1937. Russian military figure; general of the infantry (1912).

Shuvaev was from a family of respected citizens of Orenburg Province. He graduated from the Alexander Military School in 1872 and the Academy of the General Staff in 1878. He taught at military educational institutions and served in staff positions. Shuvaev was a division commander in 1905 and a corps commander in 1907 and 1908.

In 1909, Shuvaev was appointed chief quartermaster and head of the Main Quartermaster Directorate. He served as chief field quartermaster from December 1915 to March 1916. Shuvaev was minister of war from March 1916 to January 1917, when he was named a member of the Council of State.

After the October Revolution, Shuvaev taught at Red Army military educational institutions, including the school for command personnel, Vystrel. Shuvaev retired in the late 1920’s as a personal pensioner.

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