Alexander Kazarsky

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Aleksander Ivanovich Kazarsky
Портрет к статье «Казарский, Александр Иванович». Военная энциклопедия Сытина (Санкт-Петербург, 1911-1915).jpg
June 16, 1797 – June 16, 1833
Born (1797-06-16)June 16, 1797
Died June 16, 1833(1833-06-16) (aged 36)
Allegiance  Russian Empire
Service/branch  Imperial Russian Navy
Rank Captain
Battles/wars Russo-Turkish War (1828–1829)

Aleksander Ivanovich Kazarsky (Belarusian: Алякса́ндр Іва́навіч Каза́рскі, Russian: Алекса́ндр Ива́нович Каза́рский), (June 16, 1797 – June 16, 1833) was a Russian Navy officer, the hero of the Russo-Turkish War (1828–1829). Kazarsky was the captain of brig Mercury and became famous after the victory in the battle against two Turkish ships of the line.

Career[edit]

Kazarsky’s grave in Mykolaiv
  • Kazarsky joined the fleet in 1811.
  • In 1814 he became an officer.
  • In 1829 as a Captain Lieutenant he was the captain of 18-gun brig Mercury.
  • On 14 May 1829 Mercury under the command of Kazarsky won the battle against two Turkish ships of the line.
  • From 26 May to 17 July 1829 Kasarsky was the captain of frigate Pospeshny.
  • From 1831 to 1833 Kazarsky was a member of the retinue of Nicholas I of Russia.
  • In 1833 he was poisoned.

A brig, a torpedo boat and a street in Sevastopol were named after Alexander Kazarsky.