Nadezhda Durova, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Nadezhda Durova

Russian Army officer

Date of Birth: 17-Sep-1783

Place of Birth: Kiev, Ukraine

Date of Death: 21-Mar-1866

Profession: writer, military personnel, author

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

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About Nadezhda Durova

  • Nadezhda Andreyevna Durova (Russian: ????´??? ?????´???? ??´????) (September 17, 1783 – March 21, 1866), also known as Alexander Durov, Alexander Sokolov and Alexander Andreevich Alexandrov, was a woman who, while disguised as a man, became a decorated soldier in the Russian cavalry during the Napoleonic wars.
  • She was the first known female officer in the Russian military.
  • Her memoir, The Cavalry Maiden, is a significant document of its era because few junior officers of the Napoleonic wars published their experiences, and because it is one of the earliest autobiographies in the Russian language.

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