- Georgy Lvov
name = Georgy Lvov
nationality = Russian
order = 1st Minister-Chairman of Russian Provisional Government
March 23, 1917
July 7, 1917
predecessor = Grand Duke Mikhail (as Tsar of Russia), Nicholas II ("de facto" Tsar)
Prime Minister of Russia
March 23, 1917
July 7, 1917
November 2, 1861
Dresden, Kingdom of Saxony(now part of Germany)
March 7, 1925(age 63)
profession = Politician
party = Constitutional Democratic
Knyaz(Prince) Georgy Yevgenyevich Lvov ( _ru. Георгий Евгеньевич Львов, "Georgy Evgenyevich Lvov") ( November 2, 1861ndash March 7, 1925) was a Russian statesman and the first post-imperial prime minister of Russia, from March 23to July 7, 1917.
Prince Lvovwas born in Dresdeninto a Rurikid family, descended from sovereign princes of Yaroslavl. His family moved home to Popovkain the Aleksinregion near Tula from Germany soon after his birth. He graduated from the University of Moscow with a degree in law, then worked in the civil service until 1893. During the Russo-Japanese Warhe organized relief work in the East and in 1905, he joined the liberal Constitutional Democratic Party. A year later he won election to the First Dumaand was nominated for a ministerial position. He became chairman of the All-Russian Union of Zemstvos in 1914 and in 1915 he became a leader of the Union of Zemstvos as well as a member of Zemgor, a joint committee of the Union of Zemstvos and the Union of Towns that helped supply the military and tend to the wounded from the Great War.
After the first Russian Revolution and the abdication of
Nicholas II, emperor of Russia, Lvov was made head of the provisional government. Unable to rally sufficient support, he resigned in July 1917 in favour of his Minister of Justice, Alexander Kerensky. Lvov was arrested when the Bolsheviksseized power later that year. He escaped and settled in Paris, where he spent the rest of his life.
There is a memorial to Prince Lvov in
Aleksinas well as a small exhibition on him in the town museum. In Popovka there is another memorial opposite his local church and a plaque on the wall of the local school he founded. He is buried in Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois cemetery in France.
Lvov wrote an autobiography, 'Воспоминания' while in exile and a biography was also written in 1932 by Tikhon Polner entitled 'Жизненный путь князя Георгія Евгеніевича Львова. Личность. Взгляды. Условія дѣятельности'. Neither have been translated but both have been reprinted and are still available in Russian.
Note on transliteration: An older French form, Lvoff, is used on his tombstone. Georgy can be written as Georgi and is sometimes seen in its translated form, George.
*ru icon [http://www.aleksin.tula.ru/win/contacts.htm Lvov Days and memorials]
*ru icon [http://www.museum.ru/m535 Aleksin Museum of Art and Regional Studies]
*ru icon [http://www.rp-net.ru/ Publishers of Lvov's biographies]
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