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Gen Ivan Abramovich Gannibal

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Gen Ivan Abramovich Gannibal

Birth
Karjakula, Keila vald, Harjumaa, Estonia
Death 12 Oct 1801 (aged 66)
Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg Federal City, Russia
Burial Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg Federal City, Russia
Memorial ID 74639183 View Source

Military commander. Son of Abram Petrovich Gannibal, an African slave who gained favor in the royal court of Tzar Peter I, he followed in his father's footsteps achieving the rank of Major General and General-in-Chief of the Imperial Russian Navy. He lead Russian forces against the Turks in the Russo-Turkish War and helped found the city of Kherson in southern Ukraine in 1779.


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