Mikhail Kakhovsky

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Mikhail Kakhovsky

Count Mikhail Vasilyevich Kakhovski (Russian: Михаил Васильевич Каховский; 1734–1800) was a senior Russian general who led the imperial army to a rapid and brilliant victory in the Polish–Russian War of 1792. After mauling Józef Poniatowski's forces in the Battle of Dubienka, he marched into Warsaw. This victory precipitated the Second Partition of Poland and brought Kakhovsky the Order of St. Andrew.

Kakhovsky also took part in many other wars waged by Catherine the Great, including the first and second wars against Turks. After the First Partition of Poland he was put in charge of the Mogilev Governorate. Later in life he served as Governor General of Nizhny Novgorod and Penza.