Mikhail Illarionovich Kutuzov
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: князь Михаи́л Илларио́нович Голени́щев-Куту́зов; ) was a Field Marshal
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of the Russian Empire
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. He served as one of the finest military officers and diplomats of Russia under the reign of three Romanov Tsar
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s: Catherine II, Paul I and Alexander I. His military career was closely associated with the rising period of Russia from the end of the 18th century to the beginning of the 19th century.