Matvey Ivanovich Platov( The famous Ataman of the Don Cossacks)
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Biography Matvey Ivanovich Platov
1751 - 1818
General of Cavalry, enlisted 13 years of age and during the first Turkish war, when Catherine II, had commanded a regiment. The second Turkish war distinguished himself in the storming Ochakov and Ishmael. During the Persian War 1795 - 1796 g. was marching chieftain, and in 1801, Mr.. assigned troop Ataman of the Don Cossacks, took part in the Battle of Eylau, then in the Turkish War. During the war he commanded the first all the Cossack regiments on the border, and then covering the retreat of the army, had a successful business with the enemy under the MFA. World and the Romanovs. During the retreat of the French army, Platov, relentlessly pursuing her, struck her defeat at Gorodnya, Kolotskogo monastery Gzhatsk, Tsarevo-floodplain under Dukhovshchina and crossing the river. Vop. In these cases it was erected in the Count's dignity. In November Platov won the battle of Smolensk and defeated the troops of Marshal Ney under Dubroе-na. In early January 1813. joined Prussia and overlaid Danzig; in September received the command of a special body, which participated in the Battle of Leipzig and in pursuit of the enemy, captured about 15 thousand. man. In 1814, Mr.. took Namur. At the conclusion of peace, he accompanied the Emperor Alexander I in London, where he was met by loud applause. In Novocherkassk, he erected a monument.