Aleksandr Bibikov

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Aleksandr Ilyich Bibikov (Russian: Алекса́ндр Ильи́ч Би́биков) (June 10  [O.S. May 30] 1729, Moscow – April 20 [O.S. April 20] 1774, Bugulma) was a Russian statesman and military officer.[1]

Bibikov came from an old noble family; Field Marshal Mikhail Kutuzov was his brother-in-law. He began his military service in 1746, participating in the Seven Years' War (1756–1763). He was unit commander in the Battle of Zorndorf. His unit lost 60 officers and about half of soldiers but did not retreat. He was promoted to Colonel Rank by Empress Elizabeth of Russia. He also participated in Battle of Kunersdorf and thereafter was appointed military commandant of Frankfurt.[2]

Bibikov acted against the Polish Bar Confederation (1771–1774). In 1773 Bibikov was assigned to suppress Yemelyan Pugachev's uprising. In the letter to Catherine II of Russia he wrote: "I expect from v. V. of the resolution of the boundary local matter not on the Polish statutes, but on the zbornomu (cathedral) packing code". It notes after the transfer from Poland Bibikov: "I will finally not be obstacle I see and to the intentions of the managers fate Polish". During this campaign Bibikov fell ill with cholera and died, aged 44, Empress granted large estate to its family. All data attest to the fact that Bibikov connected the bright military and administrative abilities, large diplomatic time with the independence of persuasions and the incorruptible honesty.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aleksandr Ilich Bibikov" (in Russian). People's History. Retrieved 2009-03-17. 
  2. ^ "'Aleksandr Ilyich Bibikov" (in Russian). Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation. Retrieved 2009-03-17.