BRASIL John Nicholas Moreau (de Braz, Brasey)( Author travel notes on Russia)
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Biography BRASIL John Nicholas Moreau (de Braz, Brasey)
Born in 1663, in Dijon. Prior to 1710, Mr.. served in France, then in Spain this year, arrived in Riga and in the next year was adopted by Peter the service with the rank of colonel. Participated in the Prut campaign, was wounded and received the resignation and the rank of brigadier and was to leave Russia. After this many years he wandered through Europe, everywhere offering their services, but almost everywhere received waivers. He died in 1723 in Brianц¬on, a 60 year of his life. Brazil was a very educated, well-known ancient writers, mostly poets, and has left several works, of which printed the following: "Journal de la campagne de Piemont sous le commandement de Mr. de Catinat "(1690, also in 1691 and 1692);" Relation de ce qui s'est passe a Chalons sur Sone a l'entree du duc de Bourgogne ", 1701);" Suite du Virgile traversti de Paul Scarron "(Amsterdam, 1706); "Memoires de la guerre du Turc et du Russe" (1713). But mostly he created his famous "Memoires politiques amusants et satiriques, de Messire (Jeune Nicolas de Brasey, comte de Lyon), colonel du regiment de dragons de Casanski et brigadier des armees de sa Majeste Czarienne", 3 t., 1716). In these memoirs, Brazil almost the best place is the description of the Prut campaign, which is translated into Russian in "Contemporary", N 2-j (St. Petersburg, 1837), with a preface and notes. Pushkin. In this description, Brazil does not hide his discontent with Russia and anger at Peter and the flows into the grave error of not only against "decency," but also against the historical truth. V. R.