Makarov, Aleksei

Makarov, Aleksei Vasil’evich


Born 1674 (or 1675); died 1750. Personal secretary (kabinet-sekretar’) of Peter I. From the posadskie liudi (the stratum of petty merchants and artisans).

Makarov carried on the entire correspondence of the tsar (including secret correspondence), and he had an influence on Peter, especially in domestic policy. In 1725 he supported the accession to the throne of Catherine I; under Peter II, when the kabinet (the tsar’s personal chancery) was abolished, he became president of the Kamer-kollegiia (the office managing state revenues).