Uvarov, Fedor

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Uvarov, Fedor Petrovich


Born, according to various sources, Apr. 16 (27), 1769, or Apr. 11 (22), 1773; died Nov. 20 (Dec. 2), 1824, in St. Petersburg. Hero of the Patriotic War of 1812. General of the cavalry (1813).

After joining the army in 1787, Uvarov fought in the Russo-Swedish War of 1788-90 and took part in the suppression of the Polish Uprising of 1794. In 1799 he was appointed commander of the Kavalergardy. Between 1805 and 1807, when he assumed command of a guards cavalry brigade, Uvarov participated in a series of campaigns against the French; in 1810 he led the advance guard of the Moldavian army in the Russo-Turkish War of 1806-12. In 1812 he commanded the I Reserve Cavalry Corps, distinguishing himself in the battle of Borodino; later, together with M. I. Platov, he led a raid against the flank and rear of Napoleon’s army during the battles of Viaz’ma and Krasnyi. In 1813, Uvarov entered the imperial service of Alexander I. He was made commander of a guards corps in 1821.

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