Mikhail Trigoni

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Trigoni, Mikhail Nikolaevich


Born October 1850, in Sevastopol’; died July 5 (18), 1917, in Balaklava. Russian revolutionary Narodnik (Populist).

The son of a general, Trigoni graduated from Novorossiia University in Odessa. After joining the revolutionary movement in 1875, he conducted propaganda among the intelligentsia and officers in the Ukraine. He became a member of the People’s Will in 1879 and was the only one of the original members of the organization’s executive committee who was not driven underground; he practiced law under his own name.

Trigoni founded a People’s Will organization in Odessa in 1880. Arrested on Feb. 27, 1881, he was among those convicted in the Trial of the 20. He received a sentence of 20 years’ hard labor, which he served in Aleksei Revelin and in Shlissel’burg Fortress. In 1902, Trigoni was exiled to Sakhalin. In 1906 he moved to the Crimea. He maintained his revolutionary convictions until his death.

Trigoni was the author of a memoir, “My Arrest in 1881” (Byloe, 1906, no. 3).


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