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VORONTSOV SEMEN ROMANOVICH

Ambassador to the United Kingdom - 1784-1800, 1801-1806

Years of life 1744-1832.

Count, diplomat.

He started his diplomatic career in 1764 as the counsellor of the embassy in Vienna.

Since 1782 he was the minister plenipotentiary in Venice, since 1784 – the envoy in London. Influencing public opinion of Great Britain by the articles in newspapers, etc., he promoted prevention of military collisions between the two countries

In 1793 he signed the trading convention, then the convention on joint actions against revolutionary France.

He was discharged of the post in 1800 with a permission to stay in London. Then he was again the ambassador to England under Alexander I.

In 1806 Vorontsov retired and remained in England as a private person.

Awarded the order of St. Andrew.


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