Cossacks, Deceased Person
1740 – 1775
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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