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Volkonskii Peter M.

( Field-Marshal, the military and statesman.)

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(1776-1852) - Military and statesman. Field-Marshal (1850). Adjutant-General (1801). Member of the State Council (1821). Serene Highness (1834). From the ancient princely family. In service since 1791. Member of a palace coup in 1801, Mr.. In 1801 - 1805 he. - Assistant Chief of the Military Office of the camp of Alexander I. Distinguished in the battle of Austerli-CEM, which personally led troops into battle. In 1810-1812 he. managed Quartermaster part, one of the organizers of the service of the General Staff. At the beginning of World War II was accompanied by Alexander I. Since December 1812. - Chief of General Staff of the army, played an important role in the planning of military operations in the foreign campaign. He accompanied Alexander I at the Congress of Vienna. In 1815-1823 he. - Chief of General Staff, in fact the head of the Russian army. In 1823, Mr.. a collision with Arakcheyev retired. In 1824, Mr.. - Ambassador Extraordinary at the coronation of French King Charles X. In 1826-1852 he. - Minister of the Imperial Court and principalities, Head. Imperial Cabinet. From 1842, Mr.. - Chancellor of the Russian imperial and royal orders. Since 1839, Mr.. - Chairman of the Commission on the construction of St. Isaac's Cathedral in St. Petersburg. According to eyewitnesses, was characterized by thoroughness, soundness, strength of character, for which he received in a secular society nickname 'Prince of stone' and 'Prince of NO'.


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