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Alexander Suvorov

Fecha de nacimiento: 13. Noviembre 1730
Fecha de muerte: 6. Mayo 1800

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Alexander Vasilyevich Suvorov was a Russian military leader, considered a national hero. He was the Count of Rymnik, Count of the Holy Roman Empire, Prince of Italy, and the last Generalissimo of the Russian Empire.

Suvorov was born in Moscow in 1729. He studied military history as a young boy and joined the Imperial Russian Army at the age of 17. During the Seven Years' War he was promoted to colonel in 1762 for his success on the battlefield. When war broke out with the Bar Confederation in 1768, Suvorov captured Kraków and defeated the Poles at Lanckorona and Stołowicze, bringing about the start of the Partitions of Poland. He was promoted to general and next fought in the Russo-Turkish War of 1768–1774, winning a decisive victory at the Battle of Kozludzha. Becoming the General of the Infantry in 1786, he commanded in the Russo–Turkish War of 1787–1792 and won crushing victories at the Battle of Rymnik and Siege of Izmail. For his accomplishments, he was made a Count of both the Russian Empire and Holy Roman Empire. Suvorov put down a Polish uprising in 1794, defeating them at the Battle of Maciejowice and storming Warsaw.

While a close associate of Empress Catherine the Great, Suvorov often quarreled with her son and heir apparent Paul. After Catherine died of a stroke in 1796, Paul I was crowned Emperor and dismissed Suvorov for disregarding his orders. However, he was forced to reinstate Suvorov and make him a field marshal at the insistence of the coalition allies for the French Revolutionary Wars. Suvorov was given command of the Austro-Russian army, captured Milan, and drove the French out of Italy at the Battles of Cassano d'Adda, Trebbia, and Novi. Suvorov was made a Prince of Italy for his deeds. Afterwards he became surrounded in the Swiss Alps by the French after a Russian army he was supposed to unite with was routed before he could arrive. Suvorov led the strategic withdrawal of Russian troops while fighting off the four times as large French forces and returned to Russia with minimal casualties, for which he became the fourth Generalissimo of Russia. He died in 1800 of illness in Saint Petersburg.

Suvorov is considered one of the greatest commanders in Russian history. He was awarded numerous medals, titles, and honors by Russia, as well as by other countries. Suvorov secured Russia's expanded borders and renewed military prestige and left a legacy of theories on warfare. He was famed for his military manual The Science of Victory and noted for several of his sayings. Several military academies, monuments, villages, museums, and orders are dedicated to him. He never lost a single major battle he had commanded.

Frases Alexander Suvorov

„Fire opens the gates of victory.“

— Alexander Suvorov
From "The Science of Victory," 1796, quoted in Bragin "Field Marshal Kutuzov," 1944.

„To me death is better than the defensive.“

— Alexander Suvorov
Quoted in W. Lyon Blease, "Suvorof," 1926.

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„As long as the enemy fights he must be beaten relentlessly, but a defeated enemy and especially the civilian population must be treated generously.“

— Alexander Suvorov
Yesterday and Today, 1917-1967: Contemporaries Report on the Progress of German Soviet Friendship - Page 105 - by Verlag Zeit im Bild - Soviet Union - 1967.

„Die for the Virgin, for your mother the Empress, for the royal family. The Church will pray to God for the dead. The survivor has honor and glory.“

— Alexander Suvorov
"The Art of Victory: The Life and Achievements of Field Marshal Suvorov" - Page 217 by Philip Longworth - 1966.

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„Fortune seized at the right moment gives victory.“

— Alexander Suvorov
"Political Affairs" - Page 1005 by Earl Browder.

„One minute decides the outcome of a battle, one hour the success of a campaign, one day the fate of empires.“

— Alexander Suvorov
other version: One minute can decide the outcome of the battle, one hour - the outcome of the campaign, and one day - the fate of the country. "Encyclopedia of Russian History" - Page 1504 by James R. Millar - Soviet Union - 2004.

„The bullet is a fool, the bayonet is a fine chap.“

— Alexander Suvorov
Nauka pobezhdat, Dokumenty, vol. III, p. 504, cited in [http://www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil/airchronicles/aureview/1986/nov-dec/menning.html af.mil].

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„Win with ability, not with numbers.“

— Alexander Suvorov
Quoted in Danchenko and Vydrin, Military Pedagogy, 1973.

„The more comfort the less courage there is.“

— Alexander Suvorov
"The Book of Military Quotations" By Peter G. Tsouras - Page 101.

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