Cantonist


Cantonist

Cantonist (v. fr.), s.u. Canton 5).


Pierer's Lexicon. 1857–1865.

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  • Cantonist — Cantonists (Russian language: Кантонисты, the term adapted from Prussia for recruiting district ) were sons of Russian conscripts who from 1805 were educated in special canton schools (Кантонистские школы) for future military service (the schools …   Wikipedia

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  • Cantonist (Prussia) — Cantonists (German: Kantonist , a person living in a canton) were recruits in the Prussian Army from 1733 1813, liable for draft in one of the cantons. Each canton was responsible for creating its own regiment. The canton system was introduced by …   Wikipedia

  • CANTONISTS — CANTONISTS, Jewish children who were conscripted to military institutions in czarist Russia with the intention that the conditions in which they were placed would force them to adopt Christianity. The cantonist units were properly barracks… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Herzl Yankl Tsam — ( ru. Герцель Янкелевич Цам; 1835 1915) was a Jewish cantonist in the Russian Empire. Tsam appears to have been the only Jewish officer in the Tsarist army in the nineteenth century who had the rank as high as captain.Zvi Y. Gitelman (2001): A… …   Wikipedia

  • Garrison school — Garrison schools ( ru. гарнизонные школы) in 18th century Russia were military schools that provided the primary education for the children of the military recruits. The institution of the Garrison schools was introduced by the ukase (manifest)… …   Wikipedia

  • Yaakov Kopl Yarminovich — was conscripted into the fifth brigade of the Czar s army as a Cantonist when he was sixteen years old. In common with other Jewish cantonists he was pressurised to convert to the Russian Orthodox faith.Yaakov Kopl was determined not to convert,… …   Wikipedia

  • КАНТОНИСТ — (нем. Cantonist, от фр. cantonner жить на кантонир квартирах). Прежнее название солдатских сыновей, из которых формировали особые роты кантонистов. Словарь иностранных слов, вошедших в состав русского языка. Чудинов А.Н., 1910. КАНТОНИСТ нем.… …   Словарь иностранных слов русского языка

  • Canton — may refer to: *Canton (administrative division), a territorial subdivision of a country **Cantons of Belgium **Cantons of Bolivia **Cantons of Bosnia and Herzegovina: a subdivision of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina **Canada: Canadian… …   Wikipedia

  • Mikhail Mil — Mil on a 1990 Russian commemorative postage stamp Born 22 November 1909 Irkutsk, Russian Empire Died January 31, 1970(1970 01 31) …   Wikipedia