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Encyclopedia > Joseph Cornelius O'Rourke

Count Joseph Cornelius O'Rourke (1772-1849) was a Russian nobleman and military leader who fought in the Napoleonic Wars. He is also particularly well remembered in Serbia where he lead a combined Russian and Serb army to defeat the Turks at Varvarin in 1810. A monument in his honor was erected in Serbia in 1910. A count is a nobleman in most European countries, equivalent in rank to a British earl, whose wife is still a countess (for lack of an Anglo-Saxon term). ... 1772 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1849 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Categories of Russian nobility and royalty Kniaz (as ancient ruler) Velikiy Kniaz Boyar Tsar (Emperor), Tsarina (Empress, Empress consort) Tsar family Tsarevich, Tsarevna Velikiy Kniaz (Grand Duke) (as title), Velikaya Knyaginya (Grand Duchess), Velikaya Knyazhna (Grand Duchess) Dvoryanstvo Titled Dvoryanstvo Earl Baron Kniaz (as title) Related article Table of Ranks... Serbia and Montenegro  â€“ Serbia    â€“ Kosovo and Metohia        (UN administration)    â€“ Vojvodina  â€“ Montenegro Official language Serbian1 Capital Belgrade Area  â€“ Total  â€“ % water  88,361 km²  n/a Population  â€“ Total (2002)     (without Kosovo)  â€“ Density  7. ... 1810 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Serbia and Montenegro  â€“ Serbia    â€“ Kosovo and Metohia        (UN administration)    â€“ Vojvodina  â€“ Montenegro Official language Serbian1 Capital Belgrade Area  â€“ Total  â€“ % water  88,361 km²  n/a Population  â€“ Total (2002)     (without Kosovo)  â€“ Density  7. ... 1910 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ...

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Momument in Varvarin, Serbia

The O'Rourke family were originally members of the Jacobite Irish Nobility who fled Ireland following defeat by the Williamites in 1691. The majority of the family moved to France, but a branch also moved to Estonia, which was then a province of the Russian Empire. Serbia and Montenegro  â€“ Serbia    â€“ Kosovo and Metohia        (UN administration)    â€“ Vojvodina  â€“ Montenegro Official language Serbian1 Capital Belgrade Area  â€“ Total  â€“ % water  88,361 km²  n/a Population  â€“ Total (2002)     (without Kosovo)  â€“ Density  7. ... This article is not about the Jacobite Orthodox Church, nor is it about Jacobinism or the earlier Jacobean period. ... Ireland has had nobles or peers for over a millennium. ... The Flight of the Wild Geese refers to the depature of an Irish army under the command of Patrick Sarsfield from Ireland to France, as agreed in the Treaty of Limerick on October 3, 1691, following the Williamite war in Ireland with the Jacobites. ... For the context of this war see Jacobitism and Glorious Revolution. ... Imperial Russia is the term used to cover the period of Russian history from the expansion of Russia under Peter the Great, through the expansion of the Russian Empire from the Baltic to the Pacific Ocean, to the deposal of Nicholas II of Russia, the last tsar, at the start...


Joseph Cornelius was born at Dorpat in 1772. By this time the family had been completely absorbed into Russian high society, and, according to custom, he was immediately enrolled in the Russian Imperial Guard. He first saw action as a young man in Z├╝rich against the French Revolutionary Army and went on to be awarded the Order of Saint George and the Decoration of Saint Anne, serving under General Kutuzov in 1805. Later, O'Rourke raised and equipped his own private regiment and marched to Serbia to fight the Turks. They fought at Prahovo, Bela Palanka, Soko Bania (Sokobanja) and Jassika before the decisive victory at Varvarin. O'Rourke concluded his military career as a Lieutenant General fighting French forces in Germany. He retired to his estate at Wsielub near Minsk and died in 1849. Image of Tartu street Tartu (German, Polish Dorpat, Russian Юpьeв Yuryev) is the second largest city of Estonia, with its population of 101,246 (the Population Census data is from 2000) in an area of 38. ... The term Leib Guard (Russian: ) collectively distinguished military units serving as personal guards of the Emperor of Russia. ... The Second Battle of Zürich (also known as The Second Battle of Zurich) happened on 25th and 26th of September 1799. ... Mikhail Kutuzov Knyaz Mikhail Illarionovich Golenishchev-Kutuzov (Russian: ) (September 16, 1745 – April 28, 1813 (n. ... 1805 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Victory Square, the central place of Minsk Minsk (Belarusian: Мінск (official spelling in Belarus), Менск; Russian: ) is the capital and a major city of Belarus with a population of 1. ...


See also

War and peace in Russia, 1796-1825 Catherine II died in 1796, and her son Paul (r. ... The Flight of the Wild Geese refers to the depature of an Irish army under the command of Patrick Sarsfield from Ireland to France, as agreed in the Treaty of Limerick on October 3, 1691, following the Williamite war in Ireland with the Jacobites. ...

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