Arkadi Suvorov

Arkadi Alexandrovich Suvorov (15 (27) August 1784 - 13 April 1811), Count Rymniksky, was a Russian general. A son of Alexander Suvorov, he rose to the rank of lieutenant general.

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LifeEdit

He fought in the Italian and Swiss expedition (1799–1800). After his father's death Arkadi married Elena Aleksandrovna Naryshkina (1785–1855 ). He fought in the wars with France in 1807, in Austria in 1809 and in Turkey from 1810 to 1811. He commanded 9th Infantry Division, stationed in the Ukraine, from 1807 onwards. He was killed while crossing the Râmnicul Sărat River on 13 April 1811,[citation needed] though the story stating that he was drowned trying to save his coachman originated with his biographer E. Fuks and is not supported by his memoirs and documentary sources.[citation needed] It is however, supported by Aleksey Yermolov's memoirs,[1] as well as by the military historian Christopher Duffy.[2] He is buried at the New Jerusalem Monastery. He had two daughters - Mary and Barbara - and two sons - Alexander and Constantine.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Alexander Mikaberidze. Alexey Yermolov's Memoirs (Volume 3 of Russian voices of the Napoleonic Wars) Lulu.com, 2011 ISBN 1105258181 p 211
  2. ^ Christopher Duffy. Eagles Over the Alps: Suvorov in Italy and Switzerland, 1799 Emperor's Press, 1999 (originally from the University of Wisconsin - Madison) ISBN 1883476186 p 86