Izmaylovsky Regiment

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Izmaylovsky Lifeguard Regiment
Active 22 September 1730 – 1917
Country Russian Empire
Branch Army
Type Infantry
Size Regiment
Garrison/HQ St. Petersburg
Insignia
Banner of the regiment Izmailovsky flag-14.jpg
Badge of the regiment LG Izmajlovsky.jpg

Izmaylovsky Regiment (Russian: Изма́йловский лейб-гва́рдии полк) was one of the oldest regiments of the Russian army, a subdivision of the 1st Guards Infantry Division of the Imperial Russian Guard. It was formed in Moscow on 22 September 1730. The first colonel of the regiment was appointed Adjutant general Count Karl Gustav von Löwenwolde. After him, only members of the Imperial family were chiefs of the regiment.

On 17 March the regiment was renamed to Lifeguard His Imperial Highness Konstantin Pavlovich regiment and then on 28 May of the same year to Lifeguard His Imperial Highness Nikolai Pavlovich regiment. The original name was returned in 1801. The regimental church was Trinity Cathedral, Saint Petersburg where its military ensigns were kept.

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Ceremonial chiefs[edit]

  • 22 September 1730 – 30 April 1735 — Count Karl Gustav von Löwenwolde
  • 30 April 1735 – 17 October 1740 — Empress Anna Ivanovna
  • 17 October 1740 – 25 November 1741 — Emperor Ivan VI of Russia
  • 25 November 1741 – 25 December 1761 — Empress Yelizaveta Petrovna
  • 25 December 1761 – 28 June 1762 — Emperor Pyotr III
  • 28 June 1762 – 6 November 1796 — Empress Ekaterina II
  • 7 November 1796 – 10 November 1796 — Emperor Pavel I
  • 10 November 1796 – 28 May 1800 — Grand Prince Konstantin Pavlovich
  • 28 May 1800 – 18 February 1855 — Grand Prince (then Emperor) Nicholas I
  • 19 February 1855 – 1 March 1881 - Emperor Alexander II
  • 2 March 1881 – 21 October 1894 - Emperor Alexander III (as a 2nd chief from 28 October 1866)
  • 2 November 1894 – 1917 - Emperor Nicholas II

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