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Aleksandr Figner

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Aleksandr Figner

Aleksandr Samoilovich Figner (Alexandre Figner, partisan units during the 1812 Napoleonic invasion of Russia and later of Germany. He came to his death swimming over the Elbe, while trying to break an encirclement by Napoleonic troops at Dessau.[1]

He was the prototype of Fedor Dolokhov, a partisan leader in Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace.[2]


  1. ^ This article incorporates material from the public domain 1906 Brockhaus and Efron Encyclopedic Dictionary.Article: Фигнер,_Александр_Самойлович (Russian)
  2. ^ Commentary of N.M. Fortunatov to War and Peace novel for the edition Толстой Л. Н. Собрание сочинений в 22-х томах. Т.4. Война и мир. М. «Худож. лит.», 1979.
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