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Alexander Suvorov
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Military Personnel
    (November 24, 1729-May 18, 1800)
    Also known as Aleksandr Vasilievich Suvorov
    Served with the Russian army against the Swedes in Finland and the Prussians during
    the Seven Years' War (1756-1763)
    Promoted to the rank of major-general during the Polish Civil War (1768)
    General in the First Russo-Turkish War (1768-1774)
    Put down a revolt in the Crimea (1783)
    General in the Second Russo-Turkish War (1787-1789)
    Put down a revolt in Russian-occupied Poland (1793)
    Exiled by Czar Paul I (1797)
    Joined England and Austria against Napoleon (1798)
    Called back to Russia and given back his rank and privileges (1798)
    Defeated the French army Cassano, Trebbia and Novi
    Relieved of his command and stripped of his privileges by Czar Peter I (1800)
    Published 'The Art of Victory' (1795)
    Never lost a battle or campaign
    He joined the military when he was a sickly thirteen year old boy and served nearly his entire life.
    He was the namesake of a military award given by the Soviet Union.
    His tactics, though effective most of the time, rely on heavy casualties and bloody close combat attacks.
    He had a habit of pissing off Emperor Paul, eventually causing him to be stripped of all awards and land earned during his life and was buried during a private funeral.
    His son was made a general officer and drowned in the Rimnik River (1811).
    He served under Catherine II the Great, and was given many awards for his service.
    He had moved up the ranks on merit during a time when it was a lot easier to just buy military positions instead.
    He focused on speed of attack, less emphasis on siege weapons and simple drills for soldiers.
    He fought at the front lines with his soldiers and encouraged them to take the initiative rather than wait for orders from him to attack.
    He talked casually rather than formally like most of the aristocratic generals.
    Shortly after Paul I died, Alexander I assumed power and erected a statue in his memory in St. Petersburg.
    He never lost a battle, despite at times having opponents who had as much as five times the army size.
    He was a reformer of the Russian army when it most needed it.

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