Nikolai Lukash (Russian: Николай Евгеньевич Лукаш; 1796-1868) was an Imperial Russian military officer and politician. A Lieutenant General of the Russian Army, he took part in, among others, the Napoleonic Wars and the fights against the November Uprising. Lukash was a bastard son of Alexander Pavlovich Romanov, the future tsar Alexander I of Russia and one of his lovers, Duchess Sophia Vsevolozhskaya. Already in 1807 he joined the military in the rank of sergeant, and he took part in fights against Napoleon's invasion of Russia. In 1817 Lukash was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. As the commanding officer of the Lutsk Grenadier Regiment he took part in the battle of Warsaw (1831). In 1837 he was made the chief of staff of the 6th Infantry Corps. In 1853 he quit military service and was made the governor of Tiflis Governorate. In 1859 he became a member of Senate and continued in service of the Russian state in various parts of the empire, notably on Caucasus. He died 20 January 1868 (O.S.) in Moscow and was buried at the Simonov Monastery.
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