"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."
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:
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