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Cuirassier Life Guards His Majesty’s Regiment

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CUIRASSIER LIFE GUARDS HIS MAJESTY’S REGIMENT, Cavalry Guards Regiment, raised in 1702 as the Dragoon Prince Grigory Volkonsky’s Regiment, from 1708 Yaroslavsky Dragoon Regiment, from 1733 Cuirassier Bevernsky Regiment (in honour of Duke Anton Ulrich Brunswick-Bevern, from 1738 the Braunshvaygsky Cuirassier Regiment, from 1761 His Majesty’s Life Guards Regiment (patron – Emperor Peter III), from 1762 the Cuirassier the Heir’s Regiment (patron – Grand Prince Pavel Petrovich), from 1796 His Majesty’s Life Cuirassier Regiment (patron – Emperor Pavel I). In 1813 was assigned to the Guards, was bestowed the privilege of the Old Guards and named the Cuirassier Life Guards Regiment. In 1831 it was united with the Podolsky Cuirassier Life Guards Regiment and named the His Majesty’s Cuirassier Life Guards Regiment. The Regiment took part in the wars with Sweden 1700-21, 1741-43, and 1788-90, in the Prut Campaign of 1711, in the Seven Years War of 1756-63, the Russo-Turkish War of 1768-74, wars with France in 1805, 1806-07, and 1812-14, in the suppressing of the Polish Uprising of 1830-31. From 1831 was stationed in Tsarskoe Selo (hence the informal name Tsarskoselsky Cuirassiers). In contrast to Her Majesty’s Life Guards Regiment (blue cuirassiers), this regiment was called the yellow cuirassiers (for the colour of their uniform cloth). The quarters of the regiment were located in the neighbourhood bordered by Stesselevskaya (present-day Krasnoy Zvezdy), Ogorodnaya, and Artilleriyskaya Streets and Cadetsky Boulevard. The regiment’s church was St. Julian of Tarsus Church (7 Kadetsky Boulevard; 1896-99, architects V.N. Kuritsyn, S.A. Danini). During WW I the regiment within the 1st Guards Cavalry Division was dispatched to the North-Western front. In early 1918 the regiment was disbanded.

Reference: Туган-Мирза-Барановский А. А. История Лейб-гвардии Кирасирского Его Величества полка. СПб., 1872.

A. N. Lukirsky.

Danini Silvio Amvrosievich
Kuritsyn Vladimir Nikolaevich
Paul (Pavel) I, Emperor
Peter III, Emperor
Volkonsky Grigory Petrovich, Duke

Artilleriiskaya Street/Pushkin, town
Kadetsky Boulevard/Pushkin, town
Kadetsky Boulevard/Pushkin, town, house 7
Krasnaya Zvezda Street/Pushkin, town
Ogorodnaya Street/Pushkin, town

Туган-Мирза-Барановский А. А. История Лейб-гвардии Кирасирского полка. СПб., 1872


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