Pyotr Mikhailovich Volkonsky
Prince Pyotr Mikhailovich Volkonsky Russian: Пётр Миха́йлович Волко́нский, tr. Pëtr Michájlovič Volkónskij; 6 May [O.S. 25 April] 1776 – 8 September [O.S. 27 August] 1852) was an Imperial Russian military commander, General-Field Marshal (1843), Adjutant General to Alexander I, member of the State Council (1821).
Pyotr Volkonsky was born in St. Petersburg in 1776. Volkonsky participated in the plot to remove Paul I from the throne and became one of the closest advisors to Alexander I. He commanded the Russian troops in the Battle of Austerlitz.
He was Chief of Staff of the Acting Army from December 1812 and Chief of General Staff (1815-1823). Resigned after a conflict with the War Minister Count Aleksey Arakcheyev.
- S. Yu. Rychkov-Map depot and quantermaster unit on the eve of Patriotic war of 1812.The Journal of Military History (Voyenno-Istoricheskiy Zhurnal). April 2006,№ 4, p. 35-40
- Almagro (1843) notice sur le familles principales de la Russie