Abram Gannibal

Abram Petrovich Gannibal (abt. 1696 - abt. 1781)

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Abram Petrovich Gannibal aka Pushkin
Born about in Logon-Birni, on border of modern Cameroon and Chad, Abyssinian Empiremap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Died about in Suida, Koporsky District, Saint Petersburg province, Russiamap
Profile last modified | Created 13 Jan 2017
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"Abram Gannibal was an Afro-Russian nobleman, military engineer and general. Kidnapped as a child and presented as a gift to Peter the Great, he was raised in the Emperor's court household as his godson. Gannibal eventually rose to become a prominent member of the imperial court in the reign of Peter's daughter Elizabeth. He is a great-grandfather of the author and poet Alexander Pushkin He passed away in 1781."[1]

Was captured as slave and taken to Constantinople, where he and his brother weer either bought by agents of Peter I in 1698 or were taken in 1705 by Savva Raguzinsky as a gift to Peter I (Peter the Great). The poet Alexander Pushkin wrote his famous poem about him, «Арап Петра Великого».


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On 21 Jun 2018 at 13:16 GMT Andrew Dale wrote:

Pushkin-8 and Gannibal-1 appear to represent the same person because: My error

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