Apraksin, Feodor Matveyevich
Apraksin, Feodor Matveyevich fyô´dər mətvyā´əvĭch əpräk´syĭn [key], 1671–1728, Russian admiral. He helped Peter I (Peter the Great) create the Russian navy and won several naval battles in Peter's wars against Sweden. He was made a count in 1709.
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