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Poggio Alexander

( Decembrist.)

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His father, an Italian, moved to Odessa and, together with the Duke of Richelieu, Langeron, and de Ribas was one of the first organizers of the city. Joined the Transfiguration Regiment, and Poggio and his brother were first Osip zealous advocates of new ideas, but then began to cool them. In 1822 or in 1823 years Poggio resigned and went to his mother's estate in the province of Kiev. Here he was again in the circle of its adherents: Pestel, Sergei Muraviev-Apostol, Yushnevsky etc.. He intended to go to America, and he had already prepared a passport, when the events took place on Dec. 14, 1825, Mr.. Poggio was arrested and then exiled to Siberia, whence he returned only in 1859, Mr.. In 1864, Mr.. received permission to go abroad and the last few years he lived there, mostly in Lake Geneva, largely disagreeing with Herzen and other Russian emigres. Poggio, died in 1873, in Russia. His younger brother, Osip V., also served in the Transfiguration Regiment and was charged in the case of the Decembrists, but in Siberia was not immediately posted. The reason for this was that his father in law, general Borozdin, like in whatever was to breed him with his wife, and the last to make people forget her husband. As many as 8 years Poggio kept in prison, without knowing anything about his family, and his wife, in turn, knew nothing about her husband. Only after the Poggio wife married another, he was sent to Siberia, but came there with a broken health, suffering from scurvy. Died in 1840. See. N.A. Griffon's "Memories and other articles" (Moscow, 1897).


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