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Alexander Vasilyevich Suvorov, 1729 - 1800),Suvorov is one of the few generals in history who never lost a battle, being undefeated in over 60 large battles while frequently having numerical disadvantage. He was famed for his military manual The Science of Victory and noted for several of his sayings, including "What is difficult in training will become easy in a battle."
He achieved considerable success during campaigns against the Ottoman Empire and Poland. However following the death of Catherine the Great I 1796 her son and successor Paul 1 had him dismissed.
Following three years of retirement back on his estate Paul had him reinstated to tackle the Revolutionary forces of Napoleon in Northern Italy.
The campaign opened with a series of Suvorov's victories (Cassano d'Adda, Trebbia, and Novi). French troops were driven from Italy, save for a handful in the Maritime Alps and around Genoa. Suvorov himself gained the rank of "Prince of the House of Savoy" from the King of Sardinia.
He died a year after this picture was produced aged seventy.
Such was his reputation and hero status that on July 29, 1942, the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR established the Order of Suvorov, awarded for successful offensive actions against superior enemy forces.
The town of Suvorovo in Varna Province, Bulgaria, was named after Suvorov, as was the Russian ship which discovered Suwarrow Island in the Pacific in 1814.