Biography of Alexander Suvorov

Biography of Alexander Suvorov

Alexander Suvorov – great commander, Prince of Italy, Count of Rymnik, Generalissimo, General-Field Marshal. The owner of all Russian military orders of that time, as well as many foreign awards.

Early years

The date and birthplace of Alexander Suvorov is not known reliably, but many scientists believe that he was born on November 13, 1730 in Moscow in the family of a general. I received my name in honor of Prince Alexander Nevsky. His childhood passed in the village, in the estate of his father.

The military family has left its imprint on the fate of Suvorov since childhood. Despite the fact that Alexander was a weak and often sick child, he wanted to become a military man. Suvorov began to study military affairs, strengthened his physical training. In 1742

he went to serve in the Semenov regiment, where he spent 6.5 years. At the same time he studied at the Land Cadet Corps, taught foreign languages, and studied self-education. The future of Suvorov was greatly influenced by General Abram Hannibal, who was a friend of the Suvorov family and Alexander’s great-grandfather Alexander Pushkin.

A brief biography of Suvorov for children and students of different classes is a small but informative and interesting story about his exploits and merits before his homeland.

The beginning of military career

During the Seven Years’ War, he was in the military rear, then was transferred to the active army. The first military actions, in which Suvorov took part, occurred in July 1759. Then Suvorov served as duty officer with the commander-in-chief, in 1762 received the rank of colonel, commanded the Astrakhan and Suzdal regiments.

Military campaigns

In 1769 – 1772 during the war with the Bar Confederation, Suvorov commanded brigades of several regiments. In January 1770 Suvorov was awarded the rank of Major-General. He won several battles against the Poles, received his first award – the Order of St. Anne. And in 1772 he was awarded the most honorary military order of St. George of the third degree. The Polish company ended in the victory of

the Russians largely thanks to the actions of Suvorov.

During the Russo-Turkish War, he decided to seize the garrison, for which he was convicted, and later pardoned by Catherine II. Then Suvorov defended Girsovo, took part in the battle of Kozludzhi. After that, in the biography of Alexander Suvorov there is a hunt for Emelian Pugachev, whose uprising was already suppressed by that time.

In September 1786 he was promoted to the rank of general-anshef. During the second Russian-Turkish war, the commander Suvorov took part in the Kinburn battle, the Izmail battle, and the Battle of Rymnik. During the Polish uprising in 1794, Suvorov’s troops stormed Prague. Under Paul I, the commander spoke in the Italian campaign in 1799, then in the Swiss campaign.


In January 1800, Suvorov, by order of Paul I, along with the army returned to Russia. On the way home, he fell ill, and on May 6, 1800, Alexander Vasilyevich Suvorov died in St. Petersburg. The great commander is buried in the Annunciation Church of the Alexander Nevsky Lavra.

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Biography of Alexander Suvorov