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Alexander Samsonov

From The Great War 1914-1918
Aleksandr Vassilievich Samsonov

Aleksandr Vassilievich Samsonov (Russian: Алекса́ндр Васи́льевич Самсо́нов; 14 November 1859 – 30 August 1914) was a career officer in the cavalry of the Imperial Russian Army and a general during the Russo-Japanese War and World War I.[1]


The following timeline provides a simple chronological listing of events relating to Alexander Samsonov.


1 August Defeated in rout of Tannenberg.
31 August Commits suicide by shot to the head during Russian rout.


  1. "Alexander Samsonov". Wikipedia: The free encyclopaedia. Accessed 6 February, 2018
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