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Mikhail Illarionovich Kutuzov
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Born (1745-09-16)16 September 1745
Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire
Died 28 April 1813(1813-04-28) (aged 67)
Bunzlau, Kingdom of Prussia
(now Bolesławiec, Poland)
Kazan Cathedral, Saint Petersburg
Allegiance  Russian Empire
Service/branch  Russia Army
Years of service 1759–1813
Rank Generalfeldmarschall
Commands held Commander in Chief of Austro-Russian force in the Third Coalition
Commander in Chief of Imperial Russian Army in Patriotic war of 1812
Battles/wars Russo-Turkish War (1768–1774)
  • Battle of Larga
  • Battle of Kagul

Russo-Turkish War (1787–1792)

  • Battle of Kinburn
  • Siege of Ochakov
  • Battle of Rymnik
  • Siege of Izmail
  • Battle of Măcin

Russo-Turkish War (1806–1812)

  • Battle of Rousse
  • Battle of the Danube

Napoleonic Wars

  • Battle of Dürenstein
  • Battle of Austerlitz
  • Battle of Borodino
  • Battle of Tarutino
  • Battle of Maloyaroslavets
  • Battle of Krasnoi
  • Battle of Berezina
Awards Duke of Smolensk
1st class Order of St. George

Prince Mikhail Illarionovich Golenishchev-Kutuzov (Mikhail Illarion Golenishchev-Kutuzov Graf von Smolensk) (Russian: князь Михаи́л Илларио́нович Голени́щев-Куту́зов; 16 September [O.S. 5 September] 1745 – 28 April [O.S. 16 April] 1813) was a Field Marshal of the Russian Empire. He served as a military officer and a diplomat under the reign of three Romanov Tsars: Catherine II, Paul I and Alexander I. He defeated Napoleon as commander-in-chief using attrition warfare in the Patriotic war of 1812. Alexander I wrote that Europe will remember him as one of the famous commanders and that Russia will never forget his worthiness.

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