Dominic Lieven

Dominic Lieven at LSE October 2015

Dominic Lieven (born January 19, 1952) is a research professor at Cambridge University (Senior Research Fellow, Trinity College) and a Fellow of the British Academy[1][2] and of Trinity College, Cambridge.

Dominic Lieven is the second son and third child (of five children) of Alexander Lieven (of the Baltic German princely family, tracing ancestry to Liv chieftain Kaupo) by his first wife, Irishwoman Veronica Monahan (d. 1979). He is the elder brother of Anatol Lieven and Nathalie Lieven QC, and a brother of Elena Lieven and distantly related to the Christopher Lieven (1774–1839), Ambassador to the Court of St James 1812–1834, whose wife was Dorothea von Benckendorff, later Princess Lieven (1785–1857), a notable society hostess.


Lieven was educated at Downside School, a Benedictine Roman Catholic boarding independent school in Stratton-on-the-Fosse, near Shepton Mallet in Somerset, in South West England, followed by Christ's College at the University of Cambridge, where he graduated top of the class of 1973 (Double First with Distinction), and was a Kennedy Scholar at Harvard University in 1973/4.

Russian and International History

Lieven is a writer on Russian history, on empires and emperors, on the Napoleonic era and the First World War, and on European aristocracy.[3] Lieven is on the Editorial Board of Journal of Intelligence and Terrorism Studies[4].

Awards & Honours

1973-4: Kennedy Scholar, Harvard

1985: Humboldt Fellow

1998-9: British Academy Research Fellow

2005-8: Leverhulme Major Research Fellow

2009: Wolfson Prize, "Russia Against Napoleon" (Selected by The Economist as one of its "History Books of the Year")

2009: Prix de la Fondation Napoléon

2013: Order of Friendship, Russian Federation

2016: Pushkin House Prize, London, "Towards the Flame" (Selected by The Economist as one of its "History Books of the Year")


His main works include:

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