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Zakhar Dmitrievich Olsufiev

Zakhar Dmitrievich Olsufiev

Russian Lieutenant General
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Occupations Military personnel
Countries Russia
A.K.A. Nikolay Dmitrevich Olsufiev
Gender male
Birth March 24, 1772
Death March 20, 1835 (Moscow, Russia)
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Biography

Zakhar Dmitrievich Olsufiev or Olsufiew or Olssufiev (1773 – 1835) led a Russian infantry corps during the 1814 Campaign in France. In 1805 he commanded a brigade at Austerlitz and in 1807 he was wounded at Eylau. In 1812 he commanded the 17th Division at Borodino and Vyazma. After being promoted to head the 9th Infantry Corps, he fought at the Katzbach and Leipzig in 1813 and at Brienne and La Rothière in 1814. At the Battle of Champaubert on 10 February 1814 he attempted to stop a 30,000-man army under Napoleon. His small corps was effectively destroyed and he became a French prisoner of war.

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