"Nothing remained for the representative of the national war but death. And so he died."
Kutuzov fell ill in early 1813, shortly after the liberation of Russia. During his illness Tsar Alexander I asked his forgiveness for having ignored him in the past. He died on 28th April 1813 in the Polish town of Bunzlau (modern Bolesławiec). His body was taken back to Russia, and is buried in front of the Kazan Cathedral in St Petersburg.