Vilna Governorate-General

Vilna Governorate-General, known as Lithuania Governorate-General before 1830, was a Governorate-General of the Russian Empire from 1794 to 1912. It primarily encompassed the Vilna, Grodno, and Kovno Governorates. Governors General were also commanders of the Vilna Military District. According to the Russian Empire Census, the Governorate-General had 4,754,000 residents in 1897.[1]

Composition

The Governorate-General was established in November 1794 when territories of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania were incorporated into the Russian Empire following the Third Partition of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth. The core of the Governorate-General was the present-day territory of Lithuania and western Belarus. In 1794–1797, the Governorate-General was composed of two governorates, Vilna Governorate and Slonim Governorate, which were merged into the Lithuania Governorate by Paul I of Russia. After his assassination, the governorate was again divided into Vilna and Grodno Governorates. In 1834, Kovno Governorate was formed from the seven western powiats of the Vilna Governorate.[1]

The Governorate-General temporarily included other territories as well:[1]

Governors General

Governor[1]FromToTenure
Nicholas RepninNovember 10, 1794December 7, 17984 years, 27 days
Maurice de LacyDecember 7, 1798November 6, 1799334 days
Ivan GorichNovember 24, 1799December 30, 179936 days
Mikhail KutuzovDecember 30, 1799July 23, 18011 year, 205 days
Levin August von BennigsenJuly 23, 1801October 2, 18065 years, 71 days
Alexander KorsakovOctober 17, 1806July 15, 18092 years, 271 days
Mikhail KutuzovJuly 15, 1809April 29, 18122 years, 289 days
Alexander KorsakovApril 29, 1812January 5, 183118 years, 251 days
Matvey KhrapovitskyJanuary 5, 1831April 4, 183189 days
Nikolay DolgorukovApril 4, 1831March 30, 18408 years, 361 days
Fedor MirkovichApril 13, 1840March 11, 18509 years, 332 days
Ilya BibikovMarch 27, 1850December 22, 18555 years, 270 days
Vladimir NazimovDecember 22, 1855May 13, 18637 years, 142 days
Mikhail Muravyov-VilenskyMay 13, 1863April 29, 18651 year, 351 days
Konstantin von KaufmanApril 29, 1865October 21, 18661 year, 175 days
Eduard von BaranoffOctober 21, 1866March 15, 18681 year, 146 days
Aleksandr PotapovMarch 15, 1868August 3, 18746 years, 141 days
Pyotr AlbedinskyAugust 3, 1874May 30, 18805 years, 301 days
Eduard TotlebenMay 30, 1880July 1, 18844 years, 32 days
Ivan KakhanovSeptember 18, 1884January 13, 18938 years, 117 days
Peter OrzhevskyJanuary 13, 1893April 12, 18974 years, 89 days
Vitaly TrotskyDecember 18, 1897May 22, 19013 years, 155 days
VacantMay 23, 1901September 29, 19021 year, 129 days
Pyotr Dmitrievich Sviatopolk-MirskySeptember 30, 1902September 8, 19041 year, 344 days
Alexander FreseOctober 25, 1904January 1, 19061 year, 68 days
Konstantin KrshivitskyJanuary 1, 1906March 26, 19093 years, 84 days

References

  1. Mulevičius, Leonas (2014-06-26). "Vilniaus generalgubernatorija". Visuotinė lietuvių enciklopedija (in Lithuanian). Mokslo ir enciklopedijų leidybos centras.
This article is issued from Wikipedia. The text is licensed under Creative Commons - Attribution - Sharealike. Additional terms may apply for the media files.