Aleksandr Roediger

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Alexander Fyodorovich Roediger
Алекса́ндр Фёдорович Ре́дигер
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Russian Minister of War
In office
15 July 1905 – 11 March 1909
Monarch Nicholas II
Preceded by Viktor Sakharov
Succeeded by Vladimir Sukhomlinov
Bulgarian Minister of War
In office
19 September 1883 – 26 October 1883
Monarch Alexander I
Preceded by Alexander Kaulbars
Succeeded by Viktor Kotelnikov
Personal details
Born 12 January 1854 [O.S. 31 December 1853]
Veliky Novgorod, Novgorod Governorate, Russian Empire
Died 26 January 1920(1920-01-26) (aged 66)
Sevastopol, Crimean ASSR, Russian SFSR
Nationality Russian
Alma mater Nikolayev Academy of the General Staff
Military service
Allegiance  Russian Empire
Service/branch Coat of arms Kolchak 1919.jpg Russian Imperial Army
Years of service 1870s—1917
Rank General of Infantry
Battles/wars Russo-Turkish War of 1877-1878

Aleksandr Fedorovich Roediger (Russian: Алекса́ндр Фёдорович Ре́дигер; 12 January 1854 [O.S. 31 December 1853], Veliky Novgorod, Novgorod Governorate, Russian Empire – 26 January 1920, Sevastopol, Crimean ASSR, Russian SFSR) was a Russian General of Infantry who fought in the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-78, served as a member of the Imperial Russian State Council, and was the Minister of War of the Russian Empire (1905–1909). He also briefly served as the Minister of War of the Principality of Bulgaria (1883).

Biography[edit]

Graduate of the Page Corps and a student of the Nicholas Academy of the General Staff; served in the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-1878; in 1882 was appointed Assistant Minister and later Minister of War of the newly independent Principality of Bulgaria; on his return to Russia became a Professor in the Nicholas Military Academy. He was appointed Assistant Minister of War of Russia in 1898 under Aleksey Kuropatkin. Served as Russian Minister of War from 1905 through 1909 serving in the Witte, Goremykin and Stolypin governments. He was also an appointed member of the Imperial State Council beginning in 1905. In June 1907 police foiled a plot to assassinate Roediger. Several members of Socialist-Revolutionary Party were arrested.

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