Gribovsky Adrian Moiseevich( statesman, Secretary of State)
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Biography Gribovsky Adrian Moiseevich
(1766 - 1833) studied at Moscow State University, in 1784 - 86 he served in Derzhavin, in Petrozavodsk, the treasurer of the order of public money being squandered public money, but it changed the case Derzhavin. Since 1787, Mr.. served in the military camp office of Prince Potemkin, was determined after the office manager Earl P.A. Zubov. Gradually he became a favorite with his right hand and got access to the apartments of the Empress; read her foreign correspondence, brought to the signing of decrees, and in 1795, Mr.. was appointed Secretary of State "for adoption petitions". After the death of the Empress Gribovsky was expelled from St. Petersburg, and in April 1798. was imprisoned in Peter and Paul Fortress, from which a year later transferred to Schlusselburg. Released only by the Emperor Alexander I, in 1801, Mr.. Before his death Gribovskii conceive the idea to write feature inner life of Catherine II, but this task proved too much for him. His characterization of Catherine II was borrowed from the Prince de Ligne, speaking of the various figures of the era, Gribovsky confined to their official lists and small curse. The value of his memoirs limited to some interesting data from the private life of Catherine II. Gribovsky papers were presented in order and issued Stamp. Pogodin under the title: "Notes on Catherine the Great Knight of п-.п°. Gribovsky "(" Moskvityanin ", 1847, N 2, and separately, Moscow, 1847). In 1864, Mr.. appeared in Moscow, 2 nd Edition, "with additions", unknown person made. Both publications are significantly affected by the censorship, but the best should be recognized as the first. Gribovskii translated from French idyllic tale d'Arno: "The danger of urban life" (St. Petersburg, 1784). See. Article VA. Bilbasova in the "Russian Antiquities", 1892, N 1.