Karl von Struve

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Karl von Struve ( Russian Кирилл Васильевич Струве ; * July 14th / November 26th,  1835 greg. In Tartu , Livonia Governorate ; † July 8th, 1907 ) was a Baltic German nobleman and Russian diplomat .


Struve's parents were Johanna HF Bartels and Friedrich Georg Wilhelm Struve . In 1835, when Karl Struve was born, Tsar Nikolaus I asked Friedrich Georg Wilhelm Struve about the construction of the Pulkowo observatory , which he supervised from 1839 to 1862 as director.

Karl von Struve was a half-brother of Otto Wilhelm von Struve and Bernhard Wassiljewitsch Struve, a tsarist privy councilor and governor of Perm and Astrakhan . Karl von Struve was a great-uncle of Otto von Struve . He married Maria Nikolajewna Annenkowa, daughter of General Nikolaj Annenkow and sister of General Mikhail Nikolajewitsch Annenkow .

From 1873 to 1905 he was successively the Russian envoy in Tokyo , Washington, DC and The Hague . In Washington he lived in a property in Farragut Square, in the neighborhood of Senator Leland Stanford . From 1882 to 1892 he received frequent visits from leading politicians in the United States: Theodore Roosevelt , Henry Adams and James G. Blaine .

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predecessor Office successor
Eugen von Bützow Russian envoy to Japan
1873 to 1882
Mikhail Fyodorovich Bartolomei
Konstantin Katakasi Russian envoy to the United States from
1882 to 1892
Grigori Kantakusen
Pyotr Alexeyevich Capnist Russian envoy to the Netherlands from
1892 to 1905
Nikolai Tscharikov