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Entries / Essen P.K., governor-general in 1830-42

Essen P.K., governor-general in 1830-42

Categories / City Administration/Personalia

ESSEN (v. Essen) Peter Kirillovich (1772-1844, St. Petersburg), count (1833), statesman and combat leader, infantry general (1819). In 1777 he was registered in the Guards, took part in the Russo-Swedish war of 1788-91, Swiss campaign of 1799-1800, Russo-French wars of 1805, 1806-07 and 1812-14, Russo-Turkish war of 1806-12. In 1817-30 a military governor of Orenburg. Since 1830 a member of State Council. In 1830-42 military governor-general of St. Petersburg and a member of Empress Maria Fedorovna's Establishments' Board of Trustees, in 1831 a chairman of the Committee against cholera (he nearly died at the time of "cholera mutiny" of 1831), since 1832, a chairman of the Committee on the study of St. Petersburg police and Address office reorganization project. Essen initiated the adoption of regulations for private factories allocation and arrangement in St. Petersburg (1831), according to which, hazardous waste-producing enterprises were allowed to be set up solely downstream of the Neva and its channels. Retired in 1842. In St. Petersburg he lived in Palashkovsky House situated on 139 Ekaterininsky Canal (today Griboedova Canal).

References: Длуголенский Я. Н. Военно-гражданская и полицейская власть Санкт-Петербурга, 1703-1917. СПб., 2001. С. 112-118.

D. N. Shilov.

Essen Peter Kirillovich, Count

Griboedova Canal Embankment/Saint Petersburg, city, house 139

Длуголенский Я. Н. Военно-гражданская власть Санкт-Петербурга, 1703-1917. СПб., 2001

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