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VESELOVSKII FEDOR PAVLOVICH

Ambassador to the United Kingdom - 1717-1720.

Year of birth unknown, died in 1760s.

In 1707 appointed by Peter I as secretary of the Russian embassy in Rome, headed by B.I.Kurakin. Accompanied Kurakin on its trips to Hanover and London. In 1711 transferred to the Russian embassy in Copenhagen, in 1712 appointed secretary of embassy. In 1714 accompanied Kurakin to Braunschweig, and in 1716 – to London.

In 1717 appointed Minister resident in London. Participated in negotiations about returning of Wismar to the duke of Mecklenburg; constructed an orthodox church in London. In 1720 in connection with rupture of the English-Russian relations he was recalled from England, however remained in London.

He returned to Russia after accession of Empress Elizabeth. Remained in military service.

In 1748 he was appointed the master of ceremony of the Russian imperial court, in 1760 – major general and curator of the Moscow university.

Retired since 1762.