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 Mikhail Kutuzov

Born:   16 September 1745
Deceased:   28 April 1813

General field marshal


Kutuzov is the commander of Russian army during the Great Patriotic War of 1812. He defeats Napoleon, thus proving that his army is not invincible as is believed throughout Europe. Kutuzov’s plan is to leave Moscow to the French invaders. Napoleon occupies Moscow, but fire, lack of food, and oncoming winter force him to retreat and flee from Russia abandoning his army.

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