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Emelian Ivanovich Pugachev

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(1726–75) Cossack and leader of a massive popular uprising in 1773–74 against the rule of Catherine II (the Great) of Russia. Deserting the army, he won the support of ...

Pugachev, Emelian Ivanovich

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A Dictionary of World History (3 ed.)

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..., Emelian Ivanovich ( 1726–75 ) Cossack and leader of a massive popular uprising in 1773–74 against the rule of Catherine II (the Great) of Russia. Deserting the army, he won the support of discontented serfs, cossacks, miners, and such recently conquered peoples as the Bashkirs and Tartars. He captured Kazan and established a court, claiming to be the assassinated Emperor Peter III. He promised the abolition of landlords, bureaucrats, serfdom, taxation, and military service and the restoration of traditional religion. His betrayal and execution were...

Pugachev, Emelian Ivanovich

Pugachev, Emelian Ivanovich (c.1742–75)   Reference library

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..., Emelian Ivanovich ( c. 1742–75 ), leader of the most dangerous peasant revolt in Russian history. A Don Cossack with charismatic gifts, Pugachev served in the Seven Years War and against the Turks. He deserted in 1771 and began wandering through southern Russia and the Urals. He was arrested in 1772 and 1773 but escaped both times. He then claimed to be the dead Tsar Peter III , who had freed the nobles from their state service obligations and, so his supporters assumed, would do the same for the peasantry. He attracted a following of...

Emelian Ivanovich Pugachev

Emelian Ivanovich Pugachev  

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(1726–75)Cossack and leader of a massive popular uprising in 1773–74 against the rule of Catherine II (the Great) of Russia. Deserting the army, he won the support of discontented serfs, cossacks, ...
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A person who puts themself forward as having a rightful claim to someone else's throne. False claims have been put forward by such pretenders as Lambert Simnel and Perkin Warbeck, who claimed the ...
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Transliteration of the name of Grigori Aleksandrovich Potyomkin, a favourite of Empress Catherine II of Russia, who reputedly gave the order for sham villages to be built for the empress's tour of ...
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A people in south Russia. They were descended from refugees from religious persecution in Poland and Muscovy, and from peasants fleeing the taxes and obligations of the feudal system. Settling in ...

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