Bour Rodion Hristianovich( cavalry general)
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Biography Bour Rodion Hristianovich
(1667 - 1717), one of the best military associates of Peter the Great, a native of Holstein. Started service in the Swedish army. During the siege of Narva fled from the Swedes, came to Peter and was adopted by them in the service. Appointed commander of a regiment of dragoons, Bour took an active part in the conquest of Ingermanlandija, taking Dorpat, Narva, Revel and Mitau; defended against the Swedes Russian border from the Pskov. Victory in the Forest (1708) over Lewenhaupt was won largely thanks to the precise and rapid execution of orders of Peter Bour. With outstanding acting honors Bour and the Poltava battle, nachalstvuya over the right flank of the cavalry, chasing after the battle the Swedes to the Dnieper at Perevolochna, he disarmed the remnants of the army of Charles XII. In 1709 - 1710, respectively, under the chief command of Count Sheremetev, Bour acted in Livonia, in 1712, Mr.. participated in the siege of Stettin and fortress Tenningen. In January 1717, Mr.. Bour was appointed chief of the division in Ukraine, where he died.