Mikhail Illarionovich Kutuzov / Michail Ilarionovic Kutuzov - Moravské Muzeum (Brno - South Moravia)
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Quick Description: The depicted stone memorial tablet dedicated to the famous commander of the Russian army in battle of Austerlitz (Slavkov), Mikhail Illarionovich Kutuzov, you can find on the facade close of the right corner of the Moravian Museum building in Brno.
Location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic
Date Posted: 4/24/2012 1:54:57 PM
Waymark Code: WMEA08
The depicted stone memorial tablet dedicated to the famous commander of the Russian army in battle of Austerlitz (Slavkov u Brna), Mikhail Illarionovich Kutuzov (Michail Ilarionovic Kutuzov), you can find on the facade close of the right corner of the Moravian Museum building in Brno. Mikhail Kutuzov spent in this building several nights (October 2-5, 1805) before the Austerlitz clash.
Mikhail Kutuzov (September 16, 1745 – April 28, 1813) was a world-famous military commander and diplomat, most widely known for brilliantly repelling Napoleon’s invasion of Russia in 1812.
In 1805, Kutuzov led the Russian forces that helped Austria fight off Napoleon’s invasion. On 20 November the allied Russian and Austrian forces were defeated by the French at Austerlitz (now Slavkov u Brna, Czech Republic). Kutuzov was in command of the allied forces, but only formally: not only did both the Austrian and Russian Emperors arrive at the battlefield, but the battle plan was devised personally by the Austrian general, Franz von Weyrother. At Austerlitz, Kutuzov witnessed the death of the husband of one of his daughters, and was himself wounded again. Emperor Alexander, displeased with his commander-in-chief’s achievements, appointed him Governor-General of Kiev.
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