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Bagration, Peter Ivanovitch, Prince, a Russian General, was born in 1765, and, after serving under Potemkin, accompanied Suwarrow into Poland (1794) and Italy (1799), where he so distinguished himself that Suwarrow called him his "right arm." At Marengo, Novi, and the capture of Brescia, Turin, and Alexandria, he played a conspicuous part. Disgraced for a while by Paul, he returned to the army in 1805 and commanded the vanguard at Austerlitz, Eylau, and Friedland. He next served in Finland and in Turkey. During Napoleon's invasion of Moscow he was at the head of the Western Army, made a brilliant retreat to Smolensk, and was killed in 1812.