Illarion Vorontsov-Dashkov

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Illarion Vorontsov-Dashkov (1837-1916)

Russian Count (b. 27 May/8 June 1837 in Saint Petersburg; d. 15/28 January 1916 in Alupka), born Illarion Ivanovich Vorontsov-Dashkov (Илларион Иванович Воронцов-Дашков).

Vorontsov-Dashkov's early military career saw him take part in the conquest of Central Asia in the 1860s, and in 1866 he was promoted to the rank of major-general, later commanding the Hussar Life-Guards' Regiment (1867–74). In 1881 Emperor Alexander III appointed him as Minister of Imperial Properties at the Russian Court, and under Nicholas II he became a state councillor (1897–1905). In 1905 he was appointed Viceroy of the Caucasus, where he remained until his death in 1916.

Correspondence with Tchaikovsky

One letter from Tchaikovsky to Illarion Vorontsov-Dashkov has survived, dating from 1887:

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