Yemelyan Pugachev

Cossacks, Deceased Person

1740 – 1775

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Who was Yemelyan Pugachev?

Yemelyan Ivanovich Pugachev was a pretender to the Russian throne who led a great Cossack insurrection during the reign of Catherine II. Alexander Pushkin wrote a notable history of the rebellion, The History of Pugachev, and he recounted some of the events in his novel The Captain's Daughter.

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Born
1740
Don
Nationality
  • Russia
Profession
Died
Jan 21, 1775
Moscow

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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