Alexander Kazarsky

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Aleksander Ivanovich Kazarsky
June 16, 1797 – June 16, 1833
Born(1797-06-16)June 16, 1797
DiedJune 16, 1833(1833-06-16) (aged 36)
Allegiance Russian Empire
Service/branch Imperial Russian Navy
Battles/warsRusso-Turkish War (1828–1829)

Aleksandr Ivanovich Kazarsky (Russian: Алекса́ндр Ива́нович Каза́рский) (June 16, 1797 – June 16, 1833) was a Russian Navy officer. He was the hero of the Russo-Turkish War (1828–1829). Kazarsky was the captain of brig Mercury. He became famous after the victory in the battle against two Turkish ships of the line.

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Kazarsky's grave in Mykolaiv
  • Kazarsky joined the fleet in 1811.
  • In 1814 he became an officer.
  • 14 May 1829 Kazarsky won the battle against two Turkish ships.
  • From 26 May to 17 July 1829 Kazarsky was the Captain of frigate Pospeshny.
  • From 1831 to 1833 Kazarsky was a member of the retinue of Nicholas I of Russia.
  • In 1833 he was poisoned.

A brig and a torpedo boat were named after Alexander Kazarsky.