Vorontsov, Mikhail Semenovich( General-Field Marshal, commander and statesman.)
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Biography Vorontsov, Mikhail Semenovich
(1782-1856) - military leader and statesman. Field-Marshal (1856). Adjutant-General (1815). Member of the State Council (1826). Serene Highness (1852). Service began in 1801, Mr.. Lieutenant Transfiguration Regiment. Distinguished itself in battles with the mountaineers of the Caucasus (1803), in the wars with France (1805,1806-1807), Russian-Turkish War 1806-1812. In World War II - Head of the summary-Grenadier Division in the 2-Army. In foreign campaigns of the Russian Army 1813 - 1814 he. commanded the vanguard of the 3rd Western Army, then - Northern Army. In 1815-1818 he. - Commander of the occupation corps in France, since 1819, Mr.. - 3rd Infantry Corps in Russia. From 1823, Mr.. - Governor-General of New Russia and authorized the governor of Bessarabia. During the Russian-Turkish war of 1828-1829. led the siege and capture of Varna. In 1844-1854 he. - The governor and chief of the troops in the Caucasus. Supporter of the course of the merging areas of the Caucasus with the Empire. One of the largest Russian landowners. Liberal-minded.