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 Konstantin Karlovich Danzas

Konstantin Karlovich Danzas

Birth
Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg Federal City, Russia
Death 3 Feb 1870 (aged 69–70)
Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg Federal City, Russia
Burial Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg Federal City, Russia
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Memorial ID 11243 · View Source
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Russian Imperial Army Major General. Born to a noble Courland family in Saint Petersburg, Russia, he graduated from Tsarskoe Selo Lyceum, in 1817 and began a military career. Through out his career, he distinguished himself in many military campaigns and was awarded the Golden Sword for valor, in 1828. In 1836, as a Lieutenant Colonel, he served in the Caucasus, took part in the Russo-Turkish wars and was severely wounded at the Battle of Brailov. He was a life long friend of poet Alexander Pushkin and on January 27, 1837, Pushkin asked Danzas to be his second in duel with d'Anthès. Pushkin was mortally wounded in the duel and Danzas was at his bedside when he died a few days later. He continued his service in the Russian Army as commander of the Tengin Regiment and retired a Major General in 1856.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 27 Jul 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11243
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Konstantin Karlovich Danzas (1800–3 Feb 1870), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11243, citing Alexander Nevsky Monastery, Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg Federal City, Russia ; Maintained by Find A Grave .