Vasily Petrovich Orlov

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Vasily Petrovich Orlov
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Vasily Petrovich Orlov
Born 1745
Russian Empire
Died 1801
Russian Empire
Occupation general

Vasily Petrovich Orlov (Russian: Орло́в, Васи́лий Петро́вич), was a Russian Full General of Cavalry. Hero of Russo-Turkish Wars of (1768–1774) and (1787–1792). Ataman of the Don Cossacks, received orders to command the Indian March of Paul in January 1801 from Emperor Paul I of Russia. His wife Daria Fedorovna, was a daughter of Ataman Count Fedor Petrovich Denisov and son of Vasily Petrovich Vasily Orlov-Denisov, a Don Cossacks General in honour of his grandfather Fedor Petrovich Denisov added his surname to his own, becoming count Orlov-Denisov on 26 April 1801.

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