Iaguzhinskii, Pavel Ivanovich
(also P. I. Iagushinskii). Born 1683; died Apr. 6 (17), 1736, in St. Petersburg. Russian state figure and diplomat; associate of Peter I; count (1731).
A Lithuanian by birth, Iaguzhinskii was the son of an organist. In 1701 he joined the guards. He subsequently entered the service of Peter I and fulfilled various diplomatic assignments.
Iaguzhinskii was a Russian representative at the Congress of Åland in 1719. In 1720 and 1721 he served as envoy to Vienna. As procurator-general of the Senate from 1722 to 1726 and in 1730 and 1731, he fought embezzlement of public property and other types of malfeasance. He held the post of minister plenipotentiary at the Polish Sejm in Grodno in 1726 and 1727.
Although initially a supporter of the conspiracy organized in 1730 by members of the Supreme Privy Council, Iaguzhinskii informed Empress Anna Ivanovna about the plot and advised her to reject the “conditions,” or limitations on her power, that she had agreed to at the request of the council.
Iaguzhinskii was ambassador to Berlin from 1731 to 1734 and was appointed a cabinet minister in 1735.
REFERENCESGolombievskii, A. A. Sotrudniki Petra Velikogo. Moscow, 1903.
Ivanov, P. I, Opyt biografii general-prokurorov i ministrov iustitsii. St. Petersburg, 1863.