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He held the rank of General of the Infantry, and held the positions of:
- Adjutant General of the H. I. M. Retinue,
- Chief of Gendarmes,
- and the last Executive Head of the Third Section of His Imperial Majesty's Chancellery (1878-1880).
On March 25, 1879, he was the target of a failed assassination attempt by Russian nihilists.