Nadezhda Durova

Nadezhda Andreyevna Durova (also known as Alexander Andreyevich Alexandrov) became a celebrated Russian soldier during the Napoleonic Wars (1803-1815) by disguising herself as a man, and she later published a famous memoir chronicling her experiences. Born September 17, 1783, Nadezhda had somewhat of a troubled childhood. While she was close to her father, a major …

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