Fyodor Trepov

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Photo of Fyodor Trepov, 1865

Fedor Fedorovich (Fyodor Fyodorovich) Trepov Senior (Федор Федорович Трепов in Russian) (1809–1889) was a Russian government official.[1] He was a natural child of Friedrich Wilhelm von Stenger (1770–1832) and was registered in the Russian nobility on 4 May 1837.

Feodor Trepov began his military career in 1831 by participating in the suppression of the November Uprising in Poland in 1830 and 1831. He then commanded a cavalry regiment of gendarmes in Kiev. He distinguished himself during the suppression of another uprising in Poland in 1863–1864[2]

After Dmitry Karakozov's assassination attempt on Alexander II in 1866, Trepov was appointed chief of Saint Petersburg's police force. He managed to put the city in order and improved the performance of the police. In 1867, Trepov was promoted to the rank of adjutant general. He was the Governor of St. Petersburg between 1873 and 1878.

In 1878, Vera Zasulich shot and wounded Trepov after he had ordered the flogging of a political prisoner. Trepov survived the much publicized assassination attempt and soon retired with the rank of cavalry general.

Family[edit]

His wife was Vera Lukasevich. Here are his children:

Notes and references[edit]

In-line:
  1. ^ http://www.encspb.ru/article.php?kod=2804024976 (in Russian)
  2. ^ He became somewhat infamous in Warsaw for his brutality and impunity. A popular folk tune recalls a situation in which Trepov, then in the rank of Colonel, assaulted a passerby on the streets of Warsaw's old town. The civilian fought back, hitting Trepov's face with his cane. See: (Polish) "Zabić cara: dzieje polskiego terroru (Kill the Tsar: the History of Polish Terrorism)". Newsweek Polska 02 (43/02): 98. 2002-10-20. ISSN 1642-5685. Retrieved 2008-04-09. 
Preceded by
Iosif Lutkovskiy
Governor of Saint Petersburg
1873 – 1878
Succeeded by
Sergey Tol