Leontiev, Mikhail Ivanovich( Statesman)
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Biography Leontiev, Mikhail Ivanovich
(1682 - 1752). Great-nephew of Queen Natalia, the husband of his niece and cousin Menshikov Golovkin, Leontiev always had a close person in power, and therefore resist change in all the palace 1720 - 1740-ies. In 1730, Mr.. part "of the generals" in the deputation of the Supreme Privy Council to Anna Ivanovna. Its a deputation had not sympathized with the projects of their colleagues Golovkin (perhaps in the types of resilience), and he is then rescued him from the wrath of Queen. Leont'ev proved himself a good general in the wars of the Great Northern and Turkish with Anna and sensible military administrator as a member of the Military Collegium and the Inspector-General (1735). In 1740, Mr.. Leontiev was appointed senator in 1741, Mr.. - Kiev governor-general. In this position he is far ahead of the central government in an effort to "Little Russia to lay their hands on; not once had to restrain his zeal. - See. D. Korsakov "Accession of Empress Anna Ioannovna"; P. Dolgoroukow "Memoires", I.