Alexander Barclay de Tolly-Weymarn

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Alexander Barclay de Tolly-Weymarn
Barclay de Tolly-Weimarn.jpg
Birth nameAlexander Magnus Friedrich von Weymarn
BornDecember 22, 1824
Pärnu, Governorate of Livonia, Russian Empire
DiedMay 8, 1905
Dresden, Kingdom of Saxony, German Empire
Allegiance Russian Empire
Service/branch Imperial Russian Army
Commands heldPavlovsky Regiment
24th Infantry Division
1st Army Corps
Battles/warsRusso-Turkish War (1877–1878)
Marie Friederike von Seddeler
The coat of arms of Prince Barclay de Tolly-Weymarn

Prince Alexander Magnus Friedrich Barclay de Tolly-Weymarn (Russian: Александр Петрович Барклай-де-Толли-Веймарн, Alexander Petrovich Barklay-de-Tolli-Veymarn; December 22, 1824 – May 8, 1905), born as Alexander Magnus Friedrich von Weymarn, was a Baltic German military commander who served in the Imperial Russian Army.

Life and family[edit]

He was a member of the Baltic German nobility, and the son of General Wilhelm Peter Jost von Weymarn (1793–1846) and his wife, Christina Augusta von Lueder (1803–1887). He married Marie Friederike von Seddeler in 1849 and had three children: daughters Alexandrine "Ada" Auguste Olga Barclay de Tolly-Weymarn and Marie "Mira" Georgia Augusta Barclay de Tolly-Weymarn, and son Ludwig Alexander Michael Barclay de Tolly-Weymarn.

His maternal grandmother was the sister of Prince Michael Andreas Barclay de Tolly, a very prominent military commander who was made a count in 1813 and a prince in 1815 by Alexander I of Russia. After the extinction of the original Barclay de Tolly princely line upon the death in 1871 of Prince Michael's son (Magnus Barclay de Tolly), Alexander von Weymarn was allowed to assume the title of Prince Barclay de Tolly-Weymarn in 1872, by permission of Alexander II of Russia.[1]


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Preceded by
Commander of the Pavlovsky Regiment
Succeeded by
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Commander of the 24th Infantry Division
Succeeded by
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New office
Commander of the 1st Army Corps
Succeeded by
Mikhail Pavlovich Danilov