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Leftie
22 Apr 06, 06:23
Who was the governor of Moscow at the time it was captured by Napoleon's forces in 1812?

Glyn
22 Apr 06, 08:39
General Governor Rostopchin ??

Leftie
22 Apr 06, 11:39
Correct!

Governor Fyodor Rostopchin

He was the one who was responsible for the discharging of of the prisons and the burning of the buildings in Moscow the day after the French arrived.


(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fyodor_Rostopchin)

Glyn
22 Apr 06, 11:42
...:cool: :D