Borodino, Battle of

Borodino, Battle of

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  • Borodino, Battle of — (1812)    A bloody and critical battle of the Napoleonic Wars fought between French and Russian troops on Russian soil. As Napoleon Bonaparte ’s forces moved across the European continent, Russian Tsar Alexander I formed an alliance with Britain …   Encyclopedia of the Age of Imperialism, 1800–1914

  • Borodino, Battle of — (Sept. 7, 1812) Bloody battle of the Napoleonic Wars, fought during Napoleon s invasion of Russia, near the town of Borodino, about 70 miles (110 km) west of Moscow. Napoleon s 130,000 troops won a narrow victory over 120,000 Russians under… …   Universalium

  • battle — battle1 battler, n. /bat l/, n., v., battled, battling. n. 1. a hostile encounter or engagement between opposing military forces: the battle of Waterloo. 2. participation in such hostile encounters or engagements: wounds received in battle. 3. a… …   Universalium

  • Battle of Moscow — For the 1812 battle during the Napoleonic Wars, see Battle of Borodino. Battle of Moscow Part of the Eastern Front of World War II …   Wikipedia

  • Battle of Tsushima — Part of the Russo Japanese War …   Wikipedia

  • Borodino (disambiguation) — Borodino is a village of Russia famous for the Battle of Borodino.Borodino may also refer to one of the following.*Borodino class battleship, a class of Russian pre dreadnought battleships *Borodino class battlecruiser, a class of Russian… …   Wikipedia

  • Borodino (poem) — Borodino ( ru. Бородино) is a poem by Russian poet Mikhail Lermontov which describes the Battle of Borodino, the turning point of the Napoleon s invasion of Russia. It was first published in 1837 in literary magazine Sovremennik on the occasion… …   Wikipedia

  • Borodino — ( ru. Бородино) is a village in Moscow Oblast, Russia, 12 km southwards of Mozhaysk.The village is famous as the location of the Battle of Borodino, which occurred in what is now known as the Borodino Battlefield (Бородинское поле). The State… …   Wikipedia

  • Battle of Maloyaroslavets — Part of the French invasion of Russia (1812) Battle of Maloyaroslavets, by Piter von Hess …   Wikipedia

  • Borodino — [bôr΄ə dē′nō] Russian village just west of Moscow: site of a battle (1812) in which the Russian army retreated before Napoleon s army …   English World dictionary

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