|24th Education Minister of the Russian Empire|
January 9, 1915 – December 27, 1916
|Preceded by||Lev Kasso|
|Succeeded by||Nikolai Kulchitsky|
|Born||Pavel Nikolayevich Ignatiev
Павел Николаевич Игнатьев
July 12 [O.S. June 30] 1870
Istanbul, Ottoman Empire
|Died||August 12, 1945
Upper Melbourne, Quebec, Canada
|Spouse(s)||Natalia Nikolayevna Meshcherskaya|
Count Pavel Nikolayevich Ignatiev (Russian: Павел Николаевич Игнатьев, sometimes rendered in English as Paul Ignatieff; June 30/July 12, 1870 Istanbul– August 12, 1945) was an Imperial Russian politician. Pavel's father Count Nikolay Pavlovich Ignatyev, was Russian Minister of the Interior under Tsar Alexander III of Russia.
Life and work
He was a graduate of the University of Kiev. Afterward he entered the Imperial Ministry of Agriculture eventually becoming a Director of one of its departments in 1909. He was appointed Assistant Minister of Agriculture in 1912. In 1915, during the First World War he was appointed Minister of Education. He held that position until 1916.
As a result of the Bolshevik Revolution, Ignatieff and his family fled to France. In 1925, the family emigrated to Canada, and settled permanently three years later in Upper Melbourne in Quebec, where he died August 12, 1945.
One of the Ignatieff's sons, George, was a prominent Canadian diplomat. One of his grandsons, Michael Ignatieff, is an author, Harvard professor, former Canadian Member of Parliament and former leader of the Liberal Party of Canada.
- Ignatieff, Michael. The Russian album. New York, N.Y.: Viking, 1987.
- "Countess Ignatieff". New York Times, 30 Aug 1944: 17.
- Index with link to Ignatieff genealogical information
- "Nicholas Ignatieff". New York Times, 30 Mar 1952: 93.
- Out of My Past: The Memoirs of Count Kokovtsov Edited by H.H. Fisher and translated by Laura Matveev; Stanford University Press, 1935.
- The Memoirs of Count Witte Edited and translated by Sydney Harcave; Sharpe Press, 1990.
|Russian Minister of Education