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Benningsen Leonti L.

( cavalry general)

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(1745 - 1826), came from the ancient names of Hanover, began service in Hanover infantry, and in 1773, Mr.. received by the Prime Major Vyatskiy Musketeer Regiment in 1774, Mr.. fought in the army Rumyantsev, in 1787, Mr.. Izyumske legkokonnogo appointed commander of the regiment, which participated in the campaigns of 1789 and 1790 years and distinguished himself under Ochakov and receipt Bender. In 1792, Mr.. participated in the cases against the Confederate. In 1794, Mr.. Benningsen defeated the Poles at Solami and crossed by swimming across the Neman, defeated them at olit. Then Benningsen participated in the war with Persia, and distinguished himself in the capture of Derbent. In 1802. promoted to general of cavalry. In campaign 1806. Benningsen defeated the French at Pultusk, earning the Order of St.. Georgia 2-nd degree, in 1807, as commander in chief instead of Count Kamensky, in the battle of Eylau kept the pressure of the French army, Napoleon predvodimoy (Order of St.. Andrew and 12 000 rubles. pensions), then defeated Ney at Gutshtadta, repulsed Napoleon's Heilsberg, but he was defeated at Friedland. At the beginning of World War II Bennigsen was under Alexander, then was chief of the army chief of staff, participated in and Borodino Tarutino battle, and then retired to his estate, was awarded the Order of St.. Vladimir 1-th degree, the diamond marks the Order of St.. Andrew and 200 000 rubles. In 1813, as commander of the Polish army, Benningsen defeated Saint-Cyr for Don and for the difference in the battle of Leipzig was elevated to the Count's dignity, then it gradually overlaid Torgau, Wittenberg, Magdeburg and Hamburg. At the conclusion of the Treaty of Paris was awarded the Order of St.. George 1-st degree, on his return to Russia until 1818, Mr.. was commander of 2 nd Army, and then sought the dismissal of his post and moved to Hanover. M. AP


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