Vasily Orlov-Denisov

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Vasily Orlov-Denisov
(Василий Васильевич Орлов-Денисов)
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Born8 September 1775
near Pyatiizbyan
Died24 January 1843
Kharkov
AllegianceImperial Russia
Service/branchCavalry
Years of service1789–1821
Rankgeneral of cavalry
Battles/warsRusso-Turkish War (1787–1792), Polish uprising (1794),
War of the Fourth Coalition (Russia, Tarutino)

Vasily Orlov-Denisov (8 September 1775 – 24 January 1843) was a Cossack Russian general. He was the son of Vasily Petrovich Orlov, Ataman of the Don Cossacks, and grandson (on his mother's side) of the first Earl of the Cossacks, General of Cavalry, Fedor Petrovich Denisov . In honour of his grandfather he added his surname to his own, becoming Orlov-Denisov on 26 April 1801. He is depicted in Tolstoy's novel War and Peace.

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