Karl Gustav von Baggovut
Tue, 2020-Sep-22 00:20 UTC
Length - 1:45
Welcome to random Wiki of the Day where we read the summary of a random Wikipedia page every day.
The random article for Tuesday, 22 September 2020 is Karl Gustav von Baggovut.
Karl Gustav von Baggehufwudt (Russian: Карл Фёдорович Багговут, tr. Karl Fyodorovich Baggovut; Swedish: Carl Gustaf Baggehufvudt; 27(J:16) September 1761 in Perila, Estonia – 18 (J:06) October 1812) was a lieutenant general of the Russian Empire who took part both in Napoleonic Wars and Finnish War. His family was originally Norwegian, but had moved to Sweden in the 16th century, then to Estonia in the 17th century.
He was seen as one of the bravest Russian generals and, on his death at the Battle of Tarutino (or Winkowo), Alexander I of Russia wrote to his widow, "I have lost a brave commander, useful to the fatherland".
This recording reflects the Wikipedia text as of 00:20 UTC on Tuesday, 22 September 2020.
For the full current version of the article, see Karl Gustav von Baggovut on Wikipedia.
This podcast is produced by Abulsme Productions based on Wikipedia content and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.
Visit wikioftheday.com for our archives, sister podcasts, and swag. Please subscribe to never miss an episode. You can also follow @WotDpod on Twitter.
Abulsme Productions produces the current events podcast Curmudgeon's Corner as well. Check it out in your podcast player of choice.
This has been Raveena Standard. Thank you for listening to random Wiki of the Day.
For current episodes, or for the rest of the Wiki of the Day family of podcasts go here.