Villamov Alexander Grigorievich
the Naval navigator corps.
The representative of the old noble family. His
grandfather, Johann-Gottlieb Villamov - a famous German poet and
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
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
Anna 1 degree, St.
George 4 degrees.
He died in St. Petersburg, buried at the Novodevichy cemetery. The
grave is not preserved.
the east coast of the southern island of Novaya Zemlya. It
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