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Alexander von Benckendorff


Who is Alexander von Benckendorff?

Alexander von Benckendorff: Count Alexander Carl Wilhelm Christoph von Benckendorff, Russian: граф Александр Христофорович Бенкендорф, Aleksandr Khristoforovich Benkendorf, 4 July [O.S. 23 June] 1781 or 1783 – 5 October [O.S. 11 September or 23 September] 1844, was a Russian Cavalry General and statesman, Adjutant General of Tsar Alexander I, a commander of partisan units during the War of 1812-13. However, he is most frequently remembered for his later role, under Tsar Nicholas I, as the founding head of the Gendarmes and the Secret Police in Imperial Russia.

  • also known as Бенкендорф, Александр Христофорович
  • born on (232 years ago) in Tallinn
  • died on (171 years ago) in Saint Petersburg

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