Budberg Andrei Yakovlevich( Minister of Foreign Affairs (1750 - 1812))
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He began serving in the army, reached the rank of general and, going into retirement, engaged in military science. As a young man fond of Masonry. Catherine II Budberg attracted to the education of the Grand Dukes Alexander and Constantine. Despite the rigor and austerity, the pupils had for Budberg and respect, and love. In 1795, Mr.. Budberg traveled to Coburg, and persuaded the Duchess of Coburg came to Russia with her three daughters to choose one of them to marry the Grand Duke Konstantin. In October 1795, Mr.. Budberg accompanied by the Duchess in her return trip, and then went to Stockholm to negotiate with the regent of Sweden concerning the marriage of Grand Duchess Alexandra Pavlovna of King Gustav IV. This case is very preoccupied Catherine II, and instructed him Budberg shows that the Empress treated him with great confidence. Unable to reach certain results, Budberg, at the request of the Empress, left (April 1796) from Stockholm. His quick departure, . in connection with the military preparations of Russia in Finland, . manifestations of discontent against the government in the Swedish society, . led the regent of Sweden to request the return of Catherine II Budberg and the resumption of negotiations (June 1796),
. At this time Budberg managed to reach an agreement with Sweden: the king and regent, promised to go to St. Petersburg for the conclusion of the marriage contract under reconstruction Drottningolmskogo treatise article on subsidies, . conducting boundaries according Verelskomu treatise and mutual support in case of war or any complications,
. Left in Stockholm at the time of King's visit in Russia, Budberg settled a very important thing for Catherine, Grand Duchess of religion in that spirit that the Stockholm consistory agreed to preserve the orthodoxy of the future queen. Catherine's death changed the situation Budberg. He received the disapproval of Paul I, resigned, which was adopted. However, with Paul, he was called back to the diplomatic activity and even twice in Sweden. Alexander I treated Budberg with great confidence, and in 1806, knowing his dislike of Napoleonic France, appointed him Minister of Foreign Affairs. The defeat at Friedland and Tilsit treaty at the conclusion of which was present on duty and Budberg have been the end of his ministry. In August 1807, Mr.. He left his post.