Gustav Ernst von Stackelberg
Graf Gustav Ernst von Stackelberg (Russian: Густав Оттонович Стакельберг) (born 5 June 1766 in Reval, Governorate of Estonia, died 18 April 1850 in Paris, France) was a Russian diplomat of Baltic-German descent, and was the son of Otto Magnus von Stackelberg.
As a Lieutenant in the Russian armed forces he fought in the Russo-Swedish War against King Gustav III of Sweden. After he left the army, he became a diplomat of the Russian court, initially as a chamber junker of Empress Catherine the Great.
After the defeat of France in the Napoleonic Wars, he worked as a diplomat and ambassador of Russia at the Congress of Vienna in 1814—1815, and was pivotal in the absorption of most of the Duchy of Warsaw into the Russian Empire as the Kingdom of Poland.
After a long career as a diplomat, he was awarded the Order of St. Andrew, and spent his retirement in Paris, where he died in 1850.
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