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Boris Petrovich Sheremetyev (Russian: Борис Петрович Шереме́тьев), born 1692, died 1719. He was Field marshal of Russia during the Great Northern War. Events February 13 - Massacre of Glencoe March 1 - The Salem witch trials begin in Salem Village, Massachusetts Bay Colony with the charging of three women with witchcraft. ... Events January 23 - The Principality of Liechtenstein is created within the Holy Roman Empire April 25 - Daniel Defoe publishes Robinson Crusoe Prussia conducts Europes first systematic census Ongoing events Great Northern War (1700-1721) Births November 30 - Augusta of Saxe-Gotha, Princess of Wales (d. ... Note: This article is about the military usage of the word marshal. For other usages, see the end of this article. ... The Swedish Victory at Narva, 1700 by Gustaf Cederström, painted 1910 Battle of Poltava as painted by Denis Martens the Younger in 1726 The Great Northern War was the war fought between a coalition of Russia, Denmark-Norway and Saxony-Poland (from 1715 also Prussia and Hanover) on one...


In his youth, Sheremetyev was a page to Tsar Aleksey I of Russia before starting his military career. He participated with among others Mazepa in the war against Turkey during the 1690's. Tsar (Bulgarian цар, Russian царь,  listen; often spelled Czar or Tzar and sometimes Csar or Zar in English), was the title used for the autocratic rulers of the First and Second Bulgarian Empires since 913, in Serbia in the middle of the 14th century, and in Russia from 1547 to... Alexei Mikhailovich Romanov (In Russian Алексей Михаилович Романов) (March 9, 1629 (O.S.) - January 29, 1676 (O.S.)) was a Tsar of Russia during some of the most eventful decades of the mid_17th century. ... Look up Career in Wiktionary, the free dictionary A career is a course of successive situations that make up some activity. ... Ivan Stepanovich Mazepa (Іван Степанович Мазепа in Ukrainian; Иван Степанович Мазепа in Russian) (circa 1640 — August 28, 1709), Cossack Hetman (Ataman) of the Left-bank Ukraine in 1687—1708. ... Events Giovanni Domenico Cassini observes differential rotation within Jupiters atmosphere. ...


In 1700 he joined the Russian army in its attack on Narva at the outbreak of the Great Northern War but was driven back from his position in Estonia by Charles XII of Sweden. He then became commander of the Russian forces fighting the Swedish armies in the Baltic provinces. Sheremetyev was subsequently defeated by W. A. Schlippenbach at Rauge in 1701 but later prevailed at Erastfer (Erastvere). This victory won him the title of field marshal. He then took the fortresses of Nöteborg and Nyenskans in 1703 -- allowing the foundation of the city of Saint Petersburg -- and the important Baltic cities Dorpat (now Tartu) and Narva in 1704. In 1705 he was sent to Astrakhan where he forcefully and successfully repressed a rebellion. Events January 1 - Russia accepts Julian calendar. ... Narva (Russian Нарва) is an Estonian city located on the Russian border. ... Charles XII, Karl XII or Carolus Rex, (June 17, 1682 – November 30, 1718), the Alexander of the North, nicknamed in Turkish as Demirbaş Şarl (Charles the Habitue), was a King of Sweden (1697 – 1718). ... The Swedish Army, or Armén is the army branch of the Swedish Armed Forces, the military of Sweden. ... Baltic can refer to: The Baltic Sea Council of the Baltic Sea States - an intergovernmental organization Baltic sea countries - countries with access to the Baltic Sea The term Baltic countries is sometimes used more or less synonymously for Northern Europe (Russia not included) The Baltic region (Balticum) Baltic States - the... Events January 18 - Frederick I becomes King of Prussia. ... Note: This article is about the military usage of the word marshal. For other usages, see the end of this article. ... Shlisselburg is a town in western Russia (Kirovsky District, Leningrad Oblast) located at the head of the Neva River on Lake Ladoga. ... Events February 2 - Earthquake in Aquila, Italy February 4 - In Japan, the 47 samurai commit seppuku (ritual suicide) February 14 - Earthquake in Norcia, Italy May 27 - Founding of St Petersburg in Russia May 26 - Portugal joins Grand Alliance July 29-31 - Daniel Defoe is placed in a pillory for the... Saint Petersburg (Russian: Санкт-Петербу́рг, English transliteration: Sankt-Peterburg), colloquially known as Питер (transliterated Piter), formerly known as Leningrad (Ленингра́д, 1924–1991) and Petrograd (Петрогра́д, 1914–1924), is a city located in Northwestern Russia on the delta of the river Neva at the east end of the Gulf of Finland... 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. ... Image of Tartu street Tartu (German/Polish/Swedish/Danish: Dorpat) is the second largest city of Estonia, with a population of 100,482 (census data as of 2004) with an area of 38. ... Narva (Russian Нарва) is an Estonian city located on the Russian border. ... Events Building of the Students Monument in Aiud, Romania. ... Events Construction begins on Blenheim Palace, in Oxfordshire, England. ... Astrakhan (А́страхань; Tatar: Ästerxan), a major city in southern European Russia, capital of Astrakhan Oblast. ...


Later in the Great Northern War, Sheremetyev clashed with the Swedish general Lewenhaupt, who beat him at Gemäuerthof in 1705, and Charles XII who defeated him at Holowczyn. His revenge came at the battle of Poltava, where the Swedish army was soundly defeated by the Russians. After Poltava, he fought against Turkey in 1711, suffering an encirclement at Prut. Events Construction begins on Blenheim Palace, in Oxfordshire, England. ... The Battle of Holowczyn was fought between the Russian army, led by Field Marshal Sheremetyev, and the Swedish army, led by Charles XII of Sweden. ... The Battle of Poltava (or Pultowa) was a battle between the armies of Peter I of Russia and Charles XII of Sweden on June 28 (new style July 8) 1709, the most famous of the battles of the Great Northern War. ... // Events February 24 - The London premiere of Rinaldo by George Friderich Handel, the first Italian opera written for the London stage. ... Encirclement is a military term for the situation when one sides force or target is isolated and surrounded by other sides forces. ... The Prut river (also known as Pruth) is 950 km long, originating in the Carpathian Mountains in Ukraine and flowing southeast to join the Danube river near Reni, east of Galaţi. ...


Although sympathetic to Peter the Great's strivings to Westernize Russia, he never became close to the Tsar. Peter I Emperor and Autocrat of All Russia Peter I (Pyotr Alekseyvich) (9 June 1672–8 February 1725 [30 May 1672–28 January 1725 O.S.1]) ruled Russia from 7 May (27 April O.S.) 1682 until his death. ... Westernisation is a process whereby traditional, long-established societies come under the influence of Western (European or American) culture in such matters as industry, technology, economics, lifestyle, food and moral and cultural values. ...


The Sheremetyevo International Airport is named in his honor. Sheremetyevo International Airport (Russian: Шереме́тьево), also known as Sheremetyevo-2, which serves Moscow, Russia. ...


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Boris Sheremetyev information - Search.com (384 words)
In his youth, Sheremetyev was a page to Tsar Alexis I of Russia before starting his military career.
Sheremetyev also investigated the possiblity of future joint ventures with the Knights, including action against the Turks and the possibility of a future Russian naval base.
Sheremetyev was subsequently defeated by W. Schlippenbach at Rauge in 1701 but later prevailed at Erastfer (Erastvere).
Battle of Holowczyn - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (744 words)
The Battle of Holowczyn was fought between the Russian army, led by Field Marshal Sheremetyev, and the Swedish army, led by Charles XII of Sweden.
They had been on full alert for hours, in the belief that the attack on Repnin was a feint, and expecting the main Swedish attack to come from Holowczyn.
Finally, Sheremetyev took the initiative to attack the almost undefended Swedish camp to the west.
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