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GOLOVIN Varvara

( memoirist and artist)

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Biography GOLOVIN Varvara
(1766 - 1819)
The countess, nцLe Princess Galitzine favorite niece I.I. Shuvalov. Broad education, intelligence and nobility of character witnessed by contemporaries give Countess Golovina's place among the outstanding women late XVIII and early XIX centuries. Already in 1783, Mr.. became a maid of honor and enjoyed the continued good graces of Catherine, who in 1793, Mr.. the formation of the state court of Grand Duke Alexander Pavlovich appointed NN. Golovin Chamberlain, wanting to bring this to the young grand duchess his wife, known for his moral purity. Elizabeth Alekseevna ardently attached to Golovina, and the last for life remained her friend, though after the death of Catherine's intrigue them separated. Around this time, Golovin, probably under the influence of failure and loss of life, to the influence of the Jesuits, a Catholic and went to Paris. Since the beginning of the Napoleonic wars, she returned to the Russian court, but the old friendly relations with the Empress had not resumed. Conditions of life have given an extensive and interesting material for observation. It attaches great importance to her memoirs, to appear in print only in fragments up to 1900, when E.S. Shumigorsky published them in a Russian translation of biographical essays. - Wed. "Old Years" Indices for 1908, 1909 and 1910.


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