Dmitry Lobanov-Rostovsky

Dimitri Ivanovich Lobanov-Rostovsky
Born 20 September 1758
Died 25 July 1838
Saint Petersburg
Allegiance Imperial Russia
Service/branch Infantry
Years of service 1779-1827 (with breaks)
Rank General of Infantry

Prince Dmitry Ivanovich Lobanov-Rostovsky (Russian: Дми́трий Ива́нович Лоба́нов-Росто́вский; 20 September 1758 – 25/26 July 1838), Russian Prince, statesman and military leader.[1][2]


Rostovsky was as a descendent of prince Rurik and one of the most major Russian noblemen in the court of Catherine II of Russia.

After Russia's defeat at Friedland on 14 June 1807, Russia asked for an armistice, which Lobanov-Rostovsky signed on Russia's behalf on 30 June 1807 (with marshal Louis-Alexandre Berthier signing for France). With prince Alexander Kurakin he participated in the following negotiations and was one of the plenipotentiaries who signed of the Treaty of Tilsit on 7 July 1807, on behalf of the Tzar.[3][4]

From 12 January 1808 to 12 February 1809 Rostovsky was governor of Saint Petersburg )[5] He was minister of justice from 25 August 1817 to 18 October 1827.


  1. His name is also translated as Dimitry Lobanoff van Rostoff and Dimitri Lobanoff de Rostoff
  2. Lobanov-Rostovsky D.I. (1758-1838), statesman, The Encyclopaedia of St. Petersburg, cites Длуголенский Я. Н. Военно-гражданская и полицейская власть Санкт-Петербурга, 1703-1917. СПб., 2001. С. 97-99.
  3. The Annual Register 720-724
  4. His titles in the Treaty of Tilsit were given as "lieutenant-general of the armies of his majesty the emperor of all the Russias ; knight of the first class of the order of St. Anne, of the military order of St. Joris, and of the third class of the order of Wolodimir." (The Annual Register p. 720)
  5. List of rulers


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