Alexander Rudolf Karl von Uexküll

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Alexander Rudolf Karl von Uexküll
Alexander von Uexküll, photographed by Charles Borchardt [et]
Mayor of Reval
In office
April 1878 – June 1883
Preceded byOscar Arthur von Riesemann
Succeeded byWilhelm Greiffenhagen
Personal details
Born6 June [O.S. 25 May] 1829
Seltso, Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire
Died9 December [O.S. 28 November] 1891 (aged 62)
Reval, Governorate of Estonia, Russian Empire (present-day Tallinn, Estonia)
NationalityBaltic German
Alma materImperial University of Dorpat

Alexander Rudolf Karl Freiherr[1] von Uexküll (6 June [O.S. 25 May] 1829 – 9 December [O.S. 28 November] 1891)[2] was a Baltic German politician who was the mayor of Reval (now Tallinn) from April 1878 to June 1883. He was a member of the noble von Uexküll family, which had origins in Bremen. Von Uexküll studied in the University of Dorpat. He owned Heimar manor (now Haimre). His son was biologist and pioneer of biosemiotics Jakob von Uexküll.[3] He was succeeded by Wilhelm Greiffenhagen.

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  1. ^ Regarding personal names: Freiherr is a former title (translated as Baron). In Germany since 1919, it forms part of family names. The feminine forms are Freifrau and Freiin.
  2. ^ "BBL Digital – Uexküll, Oscar Arthur v." (in German). Baltisches Biographisches Lexikon digital. Retrieved 3 June 2018.
  3. ^ Ermel, Malle (11 June 2015). "UEXKÜLL, JAKOB VON. Inventarinimistu" (PDF) (in Estonian). Tartu Ülikooli Raamatukogu. Retrieved 3 June 2018.