Stepan Vasilievich Perfiliev (1734-1793) - major general , active worker of Freemasonry , St. Petersburg governor (September 22, 1773 - September 10, 1774).
|Stepan Vasilievich Perfiliev|
|Predecessor||Stepan Fedorovich Ushakov|
|Successor||Karl Karlovich Ungern-Sternberg|
|Death||March 23 ( April 3 ) 1793 |
|Burial place||Lazarevskoe cemetery of the Alexander Nevsky Lavra|
S.V. Perfiliev came from the noble family Perfiliev , dating back to the beginning of the XVII century. Since September 29, 1756 he was a commissar at the gentry corps . Consisting of the same building, Perfiliev was promoted to lieutenant on March 20, 1758, and on November 16, 1760 - to be captain-guarantors.
On December 31, 1761, he was granted the adjutant wing of Emperor Peter III , and he was entrusted with the supervision of the conspirators Alexei and Grigory Orlov. On the night of June 27-28, 1762 , when A.G. Orlov was in a hurry to Peterhof to Empress Catherine II warning that Captain Passek was arrested and that decisive action should be taken, G.G. Orlov remained in Petersburg and detained Perfilyev to keep him busy and distract from observation.
However, already in 1764 and 1765, S. V. Perfiliev was together with Prince I. S. Baryatinsky and S. A. Poroshin under Tsarevich Pavel Petrovich as one of the educators. As a colonel, he was elected to the Commission on the composition of the New Code in 1767 as a deputy from Sudaysky Uyezd. With the rank of major general on May 28, 1773 he was awarded the Order of St. Anna of the 1st degree.
From September 22, 1773 Perfiliev was the governor of St. Petersburg, from which position he was dismissed on September 10, 1774.
Perfiliev was part of the Russian provincial grand Masonic lodge ; in 1773-1774 he served as the great provincial treasurer, and in 1782–83 Novikov even recommended Perfiliev to the future members of the national chapter in a letter to the St. Petersburg freemason A. A. Rzhevsky .
Perfiliev was on friendly terms with G.R. Derzhavin and Prince A.I. Meshchersky. Derzhavin dedicated the famous ode "To the death of the Meshchersky" to Perfiliev.
Perfiliev died on March 24, 1793. Buried at the Lazarevsky cemetery of the Alexander Nevsky Lavra .
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