Villamov Alexander Grigorievich

Lieutenant-General the Naval navigator corps. 
The representative of the old noble family. His grandfather, Johann-Gottlieb Villamov - a famous German poet and teacher. In 1767 he moved to Russia, to St. Petersburg, where he was a class inspector at the Perov Lutheran School. A prominent royal dignitary was his son Gregory Ivanovich. 
Service began in the army units. Participated in the war of Russia against Persia (1826–1828) and with Turkey (1828–1829). 
In 1832, Villamov was transferred from the colonels of the Guards General Staff to the
the Naval navigator corps and was appointed as a duty officer for the management of the hydrographic general of the Main Naval Staff. In 1835, in the rank of Major General of the FSC, he headed the office of the general hydrograph, and in 1837 the hydrographic department of the Marine Ministry, remaining in this post until 1854. In 1858, he resigned. 
The merits of Villamov were awarded with the orders of St. Vladimir 2 and 3 degrees, St. Stanislav 1 degree, St. Anna 1 degree, St. George 4 degrees. 
He died in St. Petersburg, buried at the Novodevichy cemetery. The grave is not preserved. 
Cape on the east coast of the southern island of Novaya Zemlya. It was  named by P.K.
Pakhtusov in 1833.


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