Governor of Taganrog
The Governor of Taganrog
Taganrog is a seaport city in Rostov Oblast, Russia, located on the north shore of Taganrog Bay , several kilometers west of the mouth of the Don River. Population: -History of Taganrog:...

was the head of the Taganrog borough
A borough is an administrative division in various countries. In principle, the term borough designates a self-governing township although, in practice, official use of the term varies widely....

or governorate (incorporated municipality with privileges given by royal charter), between October 8, 1802 and May 19, 1887.

Taganrog was also the center of uezd (including the cities of Rostov on Don, Nakhichevan on Don and Mariupol
Mariupol , formerly known as Zhdanov , is a port city in southeastern Ukraine. It is located on the coast of the Azov Sea, at the mouth of the Kalmius River. Mariupol is the largest city in Priazovye - a geographical region around Azov Sea, divided by Russia and Ukraine - and is also a popular sea...

) from 1816 to 1834. Rostov was subordinated to Yekaterinoslav Governorate
Yekaterinoslav Governorate
The Yekaterinoslav Governorate or Government of Yekaterinoslav was a governorate in the Russian Empire. Its capital was the city of Yekaterinoslav .-Administrative divisions:...

 in 1834, while Nakhichevan and Mariupol remained within Taganrog's governorate until 1859.

Historical background

By the end of the 18th century, Taganrog
Taganrog is a seaport city in Rostov Oblast, Russia, located on the north shore of Taganrog Bay , several kilometers west of the mouth of the Don River. Population: -History of Taganrog:...

 lost its importance as a military base with Crimea
Crimea , or the Autonomous Republic of Crimea , is a sub-national unit, an autonomous republic, of Ukraine. It is located on the northern coast of the Black Sea, occupying a peninsula of the same name...

 and Azov Sea being under command of Imperial Russia. The cities on Black Sea
Black Sea
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 and Azov Sea transformed into important trade centers. The trade development demanded new measures and Alexander I of Russia
Alexander I of Russia
Alexander I of Russia , served as Emperor of Russia from 23 March 1801 to 1 December 1825 and the first Russian King of Poland from 1815 to 1825. He was also the first Russian Grand Duke of Finland and Lithuania....

 introduced the office of governors (градоначальник) who were in direct contact with H.I.M. The governorships (in different periods of time) were introduced in four Russian cities: Odessa
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, Taganrog, Feodosiya and Kerch
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. The emperor appointed to this post dynamic people with initiative. The post co-existed with the Head of the City or mayor and helped to develop trade and raise well-being of its citizens.

List of Governors of Taganrog

  • Apollon Dashkov
    Apollon Dashkov
    Apollon Andreevich Dashkov was a Russian infantry general and the first Governor of Taganrog.-Early years:Appolon Andreevich Dashkov was born in 1753. At the age of four he was enlisted into bombardment regiment of artillery. Also when he was a child he was promoted to the rank of corporal,...

  • Baron Balthasar von Campenhausen
    Balthasar von Campenhausen
    Balthasar Balthasarovich Campenhausen was a Russian statesman who held the ranks of Privy Councilor and Chamberlain....

  • Pyotr Papkov
    Pyotr Papkov
    Pyotr Afanasievich Papkov was a Russian mayor-general and statesman.-Military career:Pyotr Afanasievich was born in 1772 into a Russian noble family of Papkovs in Yekaterinoslav Governorate. January 1, 1784 he enrolled into the Taganrog dragoon regiment as cavalry sergeant-major...

  • Nikolai Naumov (1822-1825)
  • Alexander Dunaev
    Alexander Dunaev
    Alexander Ivanovich Dunaev was a Full Councillor of State and the 5th governor of Taganrog.-Governor of Taganrog:During Dunaev's governorship Alexander I of Russia and his spouse Yelizaveta Alexeevna stayed in Taganrog. Russian tsar renewed his decree granting the city 10% of all customs duties...

  • Baron Otto Pfeilizer-Frank
    Otto Pfeilizer-Frank
    Baron Otto Wilhelm Hermanovich Pfeilizer-Frank, sometimes referred to as Otto Romanovich Frank or Otto Romanovich Pfeilizer-Frank was a Russian statesman, the 6th governor of Taganrog.-Biography:...

  • HSH
    Serene Highness
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     Prince Alexander Lieven
    Alexander Lieven
    His Serene Highness, Alexander Karlovich Lieven was an imperial Russian infantry-general and senator.Alexander Lieven was born on January 14, 1801 into an ancient noble family of Lieven. He received a good education at home and in 1818 enrolled into the Life Guards Grenadeer regiment and in 1820...

  • Count Nikolai Adlerberg (1853-1854)
  • Count Yegor Tolstoy
    Yegor Tolstoy
    Count Yegor Petrovich Tolstoy , was a Russian lieutenant-general, senator, governor of Taganrog, Kaluga and Penza.-Military career:...

  • Admiral Mikhail Lavrov
    Mikhail Lavrov
    Mikhail Andrianovich Lavrov was a Russian rear-admiral and Arctic explorer.Mikhail Lavrov was born on September 13, 1799 in the city of Arkhangelsk. He graduated from Cadets Corps in Saint Petersburg and served at the Baltic Fleet. He participated in the voyage of the cargo ship Mezen from...

  • Admiral Pavel Pereleshin
    Pavel Pereleshin
    Pavel Alexandrovich Pereleshin was a Russian admiral and general.After graduating from the Saint Petersburg Naval Corps in 1834, Pavel Pereleshin served as reefer in the Baltic Fleet on frigate Neva, and was promoted to the rank of warrant officer in the Black Sea Fleet in 1837. In 1839, he...

  • Admiral Ivan Shestakov
    Ivan Shestakov
    -Early years:Shestakov was born in the village of Syrokorenye in Smolensk Governorate to the Russian noble family of captain-lieutenant Alexey Antonovich Shestakov and Yevdokiya Ivanovna Khrapovitskaya. After finishing his studies at the Naval Cadet Corps , he served in the Black Sea Fleet...

  • Admiral Lev Kultshitskiy
    Lev Kultshitskiy
    Lev Yakovlevich Kulchitsky was a Russian rear-admiral and the 13th governor of Taganrog, member of the Admiralty since 1856.-Awards:*Order of St. George of 4th degree...

  • Mayor Akhilles Alferaki as temporary governor from November 25, 1873 to December 31, 1873
  • Admiral Ivan Furugelm (Johan Hampus Furuhjelm
    Johan Hampus Furuhjelm
    Johan Hampus Furuhjelm, was a Finnish-Russian vice-admiral and explorer, commander of the Russian Baltic Fleet, Governor of the Russian Far East, Taganrog and Russian America.-Early years:...

    ) (1874-1876)
  • Rear-admiral Pavel Maksutov
    Pavel Maksutov
    Pavel Petrovich Maksutov was an Imperial Russian Navy rear-admiral, prince, hero of Crimean War, 15th governor of Taganrog.Pavel Maksutov was born in Penza into a Russian noble family of Pyotr Ivanovich Maksutov...

  • Rear-admiral Pavel Zelenoy
    Pavel Zelenoy
    Pavel Alexeevich Zelenoy was a Russian admiral, governor of Taganrog and Odessa.-Military career:Pavel Zelenoy was born into a noble family of captain-lieutenant Alexey Nikolaevich Zelenoy. He graduated from the Naval Cadets Corps in 1851. Zelenoy circumnavigated the globe twice - onboard of...

  • Rear-admiral Ippolit Vogak
    Ippolit Vogak
    Ippolit Konstantinovich Vogak was an Imperial Russian Navy admiral.* captain of the battleship Petr Velikiy in 1874-1880.* promoted to the rank of rear-admiral in 1883....

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