18 January 2017
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CHERNYSHEV PETR GRIGOR’EVICH

Ambassador to the United Kingdom - 1746-1755.

Years of life 1712-1773.

Count, privy councillor, diplomat, senator.

He worked in the Board of foreign affairs since 1728. In 1741 he was the envoy to Denmark, in 1741-46 - to Prussia.

In 1746-1755 – he was the minister plenipotentiary to Great Britain. In 1750 he carried on negotiations for Britain joining the defensive alliance of Russia and Austria (the declaration on this union was signed on October, 30th, 1750 by King George I).

In March, 1755 he was recalled from London to Russia. In 1760 he was appointed the ambassador plenipotentiary to France.

He died in 1773 and was buried in the Aleksandro-Nevskaya Monastery.

Awarded the order of St. Andrew.