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Filipp Zhevakhov

Filipp Semyonovich Zhevakhov (Russian: Филипп Семенович Жевахов) (1752 – c. 1817) was a Russian general of Georgian noble descent and a participant of the Napoleonic Wars. Zhevakhov was born in the émigré Georgian family of Princes Javakhishvili who had an estate in Ukraine. He joined the Russian army as a hussar officer in 1766 and took part in the wars against the Ottoman Empire. He retired as a major-general in 1801, but temporarily returned to a military service to lead a volunteer militia from the Poltava Governorate during the war with Napoleonic France in the years 1812-1814.[1]


  1. (Russian) Словарь русских генералов, участников боевых действий против армии Наполеона. Российский архив: Сб. — М.: студия «ТРИТЭ» Н.Михалкова, 1996. — Т. VII. — С. 392-393.

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