Pozzo di Borgo, Charles-Andrew( Russian diplomat)
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Biography Pozzo di Borgo, Charles-Andrew
(1764 - 1842), a native of Corsica, where he was a lawyer. In 1791, Mr.. was elected to the Legislative Assembly. Suspected of royalism, he was forced to return to Corsica, where the party became a member of Paoli, was trying to separate Corsica from France and backed up by the clergy and the half-savage mountain people. Since that time, is the enmity between the two Corsicans: vindictive and cunning Pozzo di Borgo, and Napoleon Bonaparte. In 1794, Mr.. Pozzo was appointed President of the State Council of Corsica, then Secretary of State. Because of hatred, which fueled him to the French party, and especially the supporters of General Bonaparte, he had to leave home and go back to 1796, Mr.. in London, then to Vienna, everywhere, contributing to the organization of coalitions against France. Pozzo accompanied by Suvorov in Italy. In 1803, Mr.. He entered the Russian service, but, exasperated Tilsit peace, retired and settled in Vienna. His influence on the Viennese court forced Napoleon to demand his extradition. Austria refused this, but still he had to go to London, where he strove for reconciliation between Britain and Russia. In 1812, Mr.. Alexander I called him to St. Petersburg. After the battle of Bautzen he went to Stralzund to Bernadotte and encouraged him to take part in the war against Napoleon, and then he was the representative of the Allies when Bernadotte. In November, 1813. Pozzo was a proclamation powers against Napoleon and his dynasty. After joining the Allies in Paris Pozzo was sent to London to Louis XVIII, which urged him to grant a constitution, followed by Pozzo was a Russian envoy in Paris, and Russia's representative at the Vienna Congress. After the flight of Napoleon from Elba Pozzo was sent to the Anglo-Prussian army in Belgium, and was slightly wounded at Waterloo. After the second restoration, he was again ambassador in Paris was a persona grata at court and used his influence to retaliate to all the supporters of the revolution and Napoleon, and his name is closely associated with the white terror. In 1825, Mr.. Pozzo was elevated to the Count's dignity; in 1834. sent to London, but due to disordered health soon retired and settled in Paris, where he died. See. Ouvaroff "P. di V. (St. Petersburg, 1846) and A. de Maggiollo "Corse, France et Russie. Pozzo di Borgo, 1764 - 1842 "(AP, 1870);" Correspondance diplomatique du c-te P. di B. et du comte Nesselrode, publiee par Ch. Pozzo di Borgo "(t. I, II, 1890).