Ivan Petrovich Sozonowicz ( December 2, 1855 - February 28, 1923 , Prague ) - Russian scientist and politician, professor at the Department of History of Western European Literature at the University of Warsaw , organizer of the Warsaw department of the Russian Assembly , member of the State Duma from the Mogilev Province. Secretary of the Third Duma.
|Ivan Petrovich Sozonovich|
|Date of Birth||December 2, 1855|
|Place of Birth||Mogilev province|
|Date of death||February 28, 1923 (67 years old)|
|Place of death||Prague , Czechoslovakia|
|Occupation||literary historian, member of the State Duma of the 2nd and 3rd convocations from the Mogilev province|
|Education||St. Petersburg University|
Orthodox, from the nobility of the Mogilev province  . The son of an official. Landowner of the Mogilev province (the family estate of his wife in 1300 acres ).
He studied at parish and county schools, then graduated from the Mogilev gymnasium and the historical and philological faculty of St. Petersburg University with a candidate degree (1880). He was left at the department to prepare for the professorship. He studied Slavic, Byzantine and Scandinavian poetry.
Since 1883, he served in the Ministry of Education . From August 1, 1886 he served as assistant professor in the Department of the History of Russian Literature at the University of Warsaw . In January 1887, he received a master’s degree in the history of Russian literature for his thesis “Songs about a warrior girl and epics about Stavra Godinovich” and was approved by an assistant professor at Warsaw University. From July 1, 1887 he was an extraordinary professor at the university.
In 1898 he received a doctorate in Russian literature for his dissertation “On the Question of Western Influence on Slavic and Russian Poetry”, which was awarded the Uvarov Prize of the Imperial Academy of Sciences . In the same year he was appointed full professor in the Department of History of Western European Literature at the University of Warsaw. He was also a trustee of the Warsaw School District . He supported a group of professors at the University of Warsaw who signed the "Note of 342 scientists." In 1905 he was promoted to acting state councilor .
In February 1907 he was elected a member of the Second State Duma from the Congress of Landowners of the Mogilev Province. He was a member of the Octobrist faction and the moderate group.
In October 1907 he was re-elected to the III State Duma from the Congress of Landowners of the Mogilev Province. He was part of the right faction. On November 5, 1907 he was elected secretary of the Duma, headed the Duma Chancellery until the opening of the IV Duma in November 1912. In 1908, he became one of the founding members of the Russian Outlying Society , and was also a member of the Russian Assembly .
He was elected honorary magistrate for Rogachev county of the Mogilev province (1908-1913) and the vowel of the Mogilev provincial zemstvo assembly .
He stood for election to the IV State Duma on the 1st category of voters from St. Petersburg, but was not elected. He took part in the activities of the Union of Russian people . At the 5th All-Russian Congress of Russian People (May 16–20, 1912) he was elected to the commission on organizing the Lomonosov Russian Language Society.
Since July 1912 he was a supernumerary full professor in the Department of the History of General Literature at the University of Warsaw.
After the October Revolution he emigrated to Bulgaria. He lectured in Sofia and Prague. He died in 1923 in Prague.
He was married to Olga Petrovna Rogovich (1867-1951), daughter of Senator P. I. Rogovich  . The only son:
- Peter (1889-1920), graduated from the 1st Warsaw Grammar School and the Nikolaev Cavalry School (1910). In the First World War - lieutenant of the Life Guards Horse Regiment . He graduated from the Gatchina Aviation School (1916), was the commander of the 11th fighter aviation detachment   . Military pilot. Member of the White Movement in the North of Russia , where he arrived from France. He was in the headquarters of the Commander-in-Chief of the Northern Region, then he served in the 2nd separate and 1st separate artillery divisions. The captain. He died on the Northern Front on February 20, 1920.
- Order of St. Stanislav 3rd Art. (1890);
- Order of St. Anne , 3rd art. (1895);
- Order of St. Stanislav, 2nd art. (1901);
- Order of St. Vladimir 4th art. (1913).
- Medal "In memory of the reign of Emperor Alexander III" (1896);
- Medal "In memory of the 300th anniversary of the reign of the Romanov dynasty" (1913).
- Alphabetical list of noble families included in the genealogy of the noble books of the Mogilev province: compiled in 1908 . - Mogilev, 1908. - 25 p.
- Unforgettable graves. Russian Abroad: Obituaries 1917-1997 in 6 volumes. Volume 6. Book 2. Skr - F. - M .: Pashkov House, 1999. - S. 68.
- Volkov S.V. Officers of the Russian Guard. - M., 2002.S. 453
- List of civil ranks of the IV class for 1907. - SPb., 1907. - S. 1963
- List of civil ranks of the fourth class. Corrected on March 1, 1916. - Pg., 1916. - S. 695
- 3rd convocation of the State Duma: portraits, biographies, autographs. - St. Petersburg: edition of N.N. Olshanskago, 1910.
- State Duma of the Russian Empire: 1906-1917. Moscow. Russian political encyclopedia. 2008.