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Wintzingerode Ferdinand Fedorovich

( cavalry general and adjutant general)

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Biography Wintzingerode Ferdinand Fedorovich
(1770 - 1818); service began in Hessian and Austrian armies, but in 1797, Mr.. entered the Russian service. In the ensuing year he was appointed aide to Grand Duke Konstantin Konstantinovich. Making him the Italian campaign of 1799. and quickly moving up in rank, Wintzingerode already in 1802. was elevated to the rank of the Adjutant General. During the war in 1805 he was sent by Kutuzov to negotiate with Murat. Through skillful management of these negotiations, the Russian army has won two stages, with its embarrassing retreat. In 1809, Mr.. Wintzingerode again converted to the Austrian army, was wounded in the battle of Aspern, where the canister bullet shattered his leg. In 1812, Mr.. He re-entered the Russian service, and to connect our army at Smolensk, was under the command of a special unit, which covered the St. Petersburg highway. By joining the enemy in Moscow, Tver Wintzingerode took the road and began to wage a guerrilla war. When Napoleon gave his army from Moscow, Wintzingerode moved toward her and 10 October, arrived with his vanguard to Tverskaya Zastava. Here, . learn about the Marshal Mortier ordered to blow up the Kremlin, . Wintzingerode went to him for talks, . but was captured and almost executed by Napoleon, . who knew, . Wintzingerode that comes from Hesse, . constituted part of a kingdom of Westphalia,
. Only the threat of Emperor Alexander I rescued him from death. In pursuit of a convoy to the western boundaries of Russia, he was freed a guerrilla detachment Chernysheva. In early 1813. Wintzingerode commanded a cavalry detachment, and in the battle of Lutzen - all cavalry allies. After the Armistice he participated in the battles of Gross-Berenov, Dennewitz and Leipzig, and then took part in the 1814 campaign, Mr.. Died in 1818


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