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Nabokov Family

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NABOKOV Family, noble family, known since the mid 17th century. Several family members are closely associated with St. Petersburg. Ivan Alexandrovich Nabokov (1787-1852, St Petersburg), Infantry General (1835), Adjutant General (1844). Graduated from the Pages Corps (1806). In 1848-52, he was a member of the Military Council and Commandant of the Peter and Paul Fortress. Buried at the Commandant Cemetery. Dmitry Nikolaevich Nabokov (1826-1904, St Petersburg), his nephew, statesman, Actual Privy Counsellor (1876). Graduated from the School of Jurisprudence (1845), served in the Naval Ministry, one of the closest associates of Grand Prince Konstantin Nikolaevich, took part in preparing and executing the Great Reforms of 1860-70s. From 1866, he was a member of the State Assembly; in 1878-85, he was Minister of Justice. Buried at the Nikolskoe Cemetery at the Alexander Nevsky Lavra. His son, Vladimir Dmitrievich Nabokov (1869, Tsarskoe Selo, St Petersburg Province - 1922), was a lawyer, political figure, and writer, having graduated from Alexander Lyceum and Faculty of Law of Petersburg University (1890). He lectured at the School of Jurisprudence (Professor from 1895), and wrote a number of academic works on law. Secretary of the Legal Society of Petersburg University, Chairman of the Russian Group of International Criminalists Alliance. Joint editor of the journal Vestnik Prava (1904-06). Member of Petersburg City Duma (1904-06). Took part in the establishment of the Liberation Union (1904); deprived of the court title of Gentleman of the Monarch's Bed-Chamber for opposition activities (1904). One of the founders of the Constitutional and Democratic Party (October, 1905), a member of its Central Committee, Deputy Political Executive, publisher of the journal Vestnik Partii Narodnoy Svobody (Gazette of People Freedom Party; 1905-07), then joint editor (1908-14) and editor (1914) of the Speech Party Newspaper. Deputy of the First State Duma (1906); supported signing the Vyborg Proclamation, which incited civil disobedience (1906); served a three month sentence at Kresty Prison. In March - April 1917, he was the Executive Officer of the Provisional Government, and a Senator (1917). He was Deputy of the Constituent Assembly (1918). At the end of 1917, he moved to Southern Russia, was a Minister of Justice for the Crimean Regional Government, then moved abroad. Killed in Berlin during the attempted assassination of P. N. Milyukov. His son is writer V. V. Nabokov. In 1898-1917, he lived with his family at 47 Bolshaya Morskaya Street.

References: Коваленко Н. А. Владимир Дмитриевич Набоков: Человек и политик. М., 2002; Шилов Д. Н. Государственные деятели Российской империи: Главы высш. и центр. учреждений, 1802-1917: Биобиблиогр. справ. 2-е изд. СПб., 2002.

M. O. Meltsin.

Konstantin Nikolaevich, Grand Prince
Milyukov Pavel Nikolaevich
Nabokov Dmitry Nikolaevich
Nabokov Ivan Alexandrovich
Nabokov Vladimir Dmitrievich
Nabokov Vladimir Vladimirovich
the Nabokovs

Bolshaya Morskaya St./Saint Petersburg, city, house 47

The subject Index
Page Corps
Page Corps
St. Peter and Paul fortress
St. Peter and Paul fortress
Komendantskoe Cemetery
Law School
State Assembly
Nikolskoe Cemetery
State University, St. Petersburg
City Duma
Rech (The Speech), newspaper
Kresty Prison.
Constituent Assembly, All-Russian