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1729: Suvorov: The General who Never Lost a Battle

1729: Suvorov: The General who Never Lost a Battle
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  • historical event: It seems incredible that the famous Russian Generalissimo Suvorov was victorious in as many as 93 battles during his 52-year military career, and he never lost even one.

One of the most celebrated military leaders in Russian history – Alexander Vasilyevich Suvorov – was born on this day. It seems that he belongs among the rare commanders who never lost a single battle during their career. Indeed, the fact that Suvorov was victorious in as many as 93 battles during his 52-year military career, and he never lost one, seems truly incredible. He even received the rare rank of Generalissimo, which was, much later, reserved for Stalin himself.

Suvorov was appreciated even in the USSR, even though he belonged to an earlier era, and was of noble birth. Namely, the Soviets awarded the Order of Suvorov for military achievements. For his service, Suvorov was awarded with high titles, among which the title of “Prince of Italy” (Russian: князь Италийский) is perhaps the most interesting. Suvorov got that title after an incredible military action taken in Italy against the French revolutionary army. Suvorov led the Russian army over the Alps to the distant Italy and Switzerland, where he clashed with the French.

An opinion exists that Suvorov could have stopped Napoleon Bonaparte had he only lived for a few more years. He died in 1800, at 69 years of age.

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