Count Matvei Ivanovich Platov (Pribilyanskoe August 6, 1757 - Epanchitskoe (near Taganrog) January 3, 1818) was a Russian general who commanded the Don Cossacks in the Napoleonic wars. See also The movie Russian Ark, an innovative single shot walkthrough with period reenactments spanning three hundred years of court meetings Events 1538 - Bogotá, Colombia, is founded by Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada. Year 1757 ( MDCCLVII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Taganrog (Таганро́г təgʌnˈrok is a seaport city in Rostov Oblast, Russia, located on the north shore of Taganrog Events 1431 - Joan of Arc is handed over to the Bishop Pierre Cauchon. Year 1818 ( MDCCCXVIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Common Russia (Россия Rossiya) or the Russian Federation ( Rossiyskaya Federatsiya) is a transcontinental Country extending Don Cossacks (Донские казаки were Cossacks who settled along the middle and lower Don. The Napoleonic Wars (1803-1815 involved Napoleon's French Empire and a shifting set of European allies and opposing coalitions
Platov begun service in the Don Cossack Chancellery in 1766, becoming an esaul in 1769. He distinguished himself in the 1771 Crimean campaign, and was promoted to command of a Cossack regiment in 1772. Between 1774 and 1784 he served fought against the Crimean Tatars in 1774 and in 1782 under Alexander Suvorov in the Kuban Valley, Chechnya and Dagestan. Crimean Tatars (sg Qırımtatar, pl Qırımtatarlar) or Crimeans (sg Year 1774 ( MDCCLXXIV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Year 1782 ( MDCCLXXXII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Alexander Vasilyevich Suvorov (Алекса́ндр Васи́льевич Суво́ров (sometimes transliterated as Aleksandr, Aleksander and Suvarov Kuban River (Куба́нь ku'banʲ Adyghe: Псыж Psyzh) is a River in Russia, in the North Caucasus region  He was awarded the Order of St George (4th Class) for his participation of the capture of Ochakov in 1790, and after actions in Akkerman, Bender, and Kaushani for which he was promoted to brigadier, he was awarded the Order of St George (3rd Class) for the storming of Izmail. the "Order of Saint George" was also a Chivalric order founded by Charles I of Hungary in 1325. This article is about the city of Ochakiv in Mykolaiv Oblast, Ukraine. Year 1790 ( MDCCXC) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year the "Order of Saint George" was also a Chivalric order founded by Charles I of Hungary in 1325. For the class of Russian warships see Izmail class battlecruiser.  For display of bravery during the assault he was promoted to ataman of the Ekaterinoslav and Chuguev Cossacks, and on the 12 January 1793 was promoted to General Major. During 1796 he was awarded the Order of St. Vladimir (3rd class) and a golden sword for courage in the Persian Campaign. The Persian Campaign, also known as Invasion of Persia, was a series of engagements that took place in northern and western Persia as an extension of the
Disgraced by emperor Paul due to the Emperor's misleading courtiers, he was exiled to Kostroma, but later confined to the Peter and Paul Fortress. Paul (Па́вел I Петро́вич Pavel Petrovich) ( &ndash) was the Emperor of Russia between 1796 and 1801 Kostroma (Кострома́ is an historic city in central Russia, the administrative centre of Kostroma Oblast. The Peter and Paul Fortress (Петропа́вловская кре́пость Petropavlovskaya Krepost) is the original Citadel of St  However the Emperor after verifying his innocence awarded him the Commander Cross and Order of St. John of Jerusalem. However, this also led to his appointment on the ill-fated and conceived Russian expedition to India in 1800. Although the expedition only reached Orenburg, Platov was promoted to General Lieutenant and pokhodnii ataman of the Don Cossacks with transfer to their HQ at Novocherkask. Orenburg (Оренбу́рг is a city on the Ural River and the administrative center of Orenburg Oblast in the Volga Federal District
Upon Alexander I's ascension to the throne, he was appointed ataman of the Don Cossacks. Alexander I of Russia ( Russian: Александр I Павлович / Aleksandr I Pavlovich (23 December 1777 – November 19 1825 served as Emperor of Ataman (variants wataman, vataman, otaman, Cyrillic: атаман (Russian ватаман (Russian regional отаман (Ukrainian was In 1805, he ordered the Cossack capital to be moved from Starocherkassk to a new location, known as Novocherkassk. Year 1805 ( MDCCCV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or Starocherkasskaya (Старочерка́сская formerly Cherkassk (ru Черка́сск is a village ( Stanitsa) in Aksaysky Novocherkassk (Новочерка́сск is a city in Rostov Oblast, Russia, located on the right bank of the Tuzlov River and on
During the Polish campaign of 1806-1807, Platov comanded a Cossack corps and fought against the French at Eylau, Guttstadt and Friedland, receiving the orderf St. Year 1806 ( MDCCCVI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Year 1807 ( MDCCCVII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common The Battle of Eylau or Battle of Preussisch-Eylau (February 7–8 1807 was a bloody and inconclusive battle between Napoléon's Grande Armée and The Battle of Friedland ( June 14, 1807) saw Napoleon's French army decisively defeat Bennigsen's Russian army about twenty-seven Miles George (2nd class), St. Alexander of Neva, and the Prussian orders of the Black and Red Eagles. In 1808-1809, he was active against the Turks in the Danube valley, including at the Battle of Silistra, receiving for it the Order of St. Year 1808 ( MDCCCVIII) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year Year 1809 ( MDCCCIX) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year The Ottoman Empire (1299–1923 ( Old Ottoman Turkish: دولتْ علیّه عثمانیّه Devlet-i Âliye-yi Osmâniyye, Late Ottoman and Modern Turkish The Danube (In Donau from earlier Danuvius, Celtic *dānu, meaning "to flow run" Slovak and Polish Dunaj For the battle of 971 see Siege of Dorostolon. The Battle of Silistra occurred in the spring of 968 near the Bulgarian town Vladimir (1st class). On 11 October 1809 Platov was promoted to General of Cavalry.  Soon after the end of the campaign he returned to the Don Host, and continued the reorganisation of local Cossack administration.
In 1812, Platov supported General Bagration's 2nd Western Army with a Cossack corps at Korelichi engagement, Mir and Romanovo, providing the rear guard force during retreat towards Moghilev. Year 1812 ( MDCCCXII) a leap year started on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year Prince Pyotr Ivanovich Bagration (პეტრე ბაგრატიონი Petre Bagrationi, Russian Пётр Иванович Багратион (1765 -) served as Romanovo may refer to Romanovo Kosikhinsky District Altai Krai, a village ( selo) in Kosikhinsky District of Altai Krai, Russia During the Russian counter-attack at Smolensk Platov fought at Molevo Boloto. At the Borodino he, together with General of Cavalry Fedor Uvarov conducted a movement against the French left (northern) flank, but failed to effectively threaten the French, resulting in Platov not receiving a decoration for the battle although ironically it was later disclosed that this raid had a dramatic effect on Napoleon, causing him to hold back the French Imperial Guard. The Battle of Borodino (Бородинская битва Borodinskaja bitva, Bataille de la Moskowa) fought on September 7, 1812, was RAID — which stands for Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks,or alternatively Redundant Array of Independent Disks (a less specific name and thus now the  He scourged the French during their retreat from Moscow in 1812, for which he received the title of a count of the Russian Empire, and again after their defeat at the Battle of Leipzig 1813 in Saxony. The French invasion of Russia in 1812 was a turning point in the Napoleonic Wars. Year 1812 ( MDCCCXII) a leap year started on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year The Battle of the Nations (or Battle of Leipzig or Völkerschlacht bei Leipzig) on 16–19 October 1813 was one of the most decisive defeats suffered by Napoleon Year 1813 ( MDCCCXIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common
Later Platov accompanied emperor Alexander to London, where he was awarded a golden sword and an honorary degree by the University of Oxford. Alexander I of Russia ( Russian: Александр I Павлович / Aleksandr I Pavlovich (23 December 1777 – November 19 1825 served as Emperor of London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. The University of Oxford (informally "Oxford University" or simply "Oxford" located in the city of Oxford, Oxfordshire, England is the A full-length portrait was painted by Sir Thomas Lawrence for the Waterloo Chamber created at Windsor Castle by George IV, then Prince Regent. Sir Thomas Lawrence RA ( April 13, 1769 &ndash January 7, 1830) was a notable English painter, mostly of portraits Windsor Castle, in Windsor in the English county of Berkshire, is the largest inhabited Castle in the world and dating back to the time of For the station on the Docklands Light Railway, see Prince Regent DLR station. Platov then settled in the Cossack capital of Novocherkassk, where he established a school and was head of the local administration. Novocherkassk (Новочерка́сск is a city in Rostov Oblast, Russia, located on the right bank of the Tuzlov River and on
There are equestrian monuments to him in Novocherkassk and Starocherkassk. An equestrian statue is a Statue of a Horse -mounted rider The term is from the Latin " eques," meaning " Knight Gavrila Derzhavin dedicated the last of his odes to Platov's exploits. Gavriil (Gavrila Romanovich Derzhavin (Гаврии́л (Гаври́ла Рома́нович Держа́вин July 14 1743 &ndash July 20 1816 was the greatest Russian poet Ode (from the Ancient Greek) is a form of stately and elaborate lyrical verse. In Leskov's Levsha (1881), Don Cossack Platov is a prominent figure, even though his portrayal in that folk-styled tale is full of anachronisms. Nikolai Semyonovich Leskov (Николай Семёнович Лесков &mdash) was a Russian Journalist, Novelist and short story Writer "The Tale of Cross-eyed Lefty from Tula and the Steel Flea" (Сказ о тульском косом Левше и о стальной блохе or simply "Levsha" An anachronism (from the Greek "ana" " ανά " "against anti-" and "chronos" " χρόνος "