Normally spelt "Woronzow" in this branch in England.
Other spellings also seen:
[V or W] oron [possible t] [s or z] o [v or w]
Only 4 of these 16 possible spellings are at all common:
- Woronzow (as here)
- Vorontsov (the correct Russian spelling,
by far the most common spelling)
3rd Count Woronzow, Russian Ambassador to England.
by Sir Thomas Lawrence
, St. Petersburg, Russia.
Simon Romanovitch Woronzow, 3rd Count Woronzow
Semyon Romanovich Vorontsov (or Woronzow),
He came from
one of the great aristocratic families of Russia,
Russian diplomat in England 1784-1796.
Russian Ambassador to England 1796-1806.
His daughter married the Earl of Pembroke (the British Ambassador to Vienna) in 1808.
died 1832, age 88 yrs.
bur in the Pembroke family vault in Marylebone, London.
- Prince Michael Woronzow, 4th Count Woronzow,
Prince Mikhail Semyonovich Vorontsov,
born 1782, St. Petersburg.
Fought for Russians in
Napoleon's retreat from Moscow 1812 to 1813.
He recovered Napoleon's despatch case as a trophy.
(This is now in the Earl of Pembroke's house, Wilton House.)
Russia was an ally of Britain against France at this time.
Mikhail was appointed commander of the Russian forces in
allied army in 1815.
Governor-general of Novorossia (New Russia)
He set up his court at
which he helped develop.
(or Alupka Palace),
Alupka, near Yalta,
Governor-general (Viceroy) of the Caucasus 1844.
Elevated to rank of Prince 1845.
Sidney Herbert, 1st Baron Herbert of Lea
was British Secretary of State for War 1845-46
and again 1852-55,
when Britain was allied with France against Russia.
Incredible to have two such important men on either side
so closely related.
died 1856, Odessa, age 74 yrs.
He was bur Odessa Cathedral.
There is an 1863 statue
of him in Sobor Square beside Odessa Cathedral.
and 360 view.
- Catherine Woronzow,
"Ekaterina Semenovna Vorontsova",
born 24 Oct 1783, St. Petersburg,
"the Russian Countess",
mar 25 Jan 1808, Greek Chapel, Marylebone, London,
to George Augustus Herbert, 11th Earl of Pembroke and had issue.
Woronzow Road, St. John's Wood
From 1868 map
This is named after the 3rd Count Woronzow, Russian Ambassador to England,
who apparently lived here before it was built up.
It is near Regent's Park.
Prince Michael Woronzow.
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia.
- Vorontsov family
- Vorontsov Museum by Mikhail Mikeshin
- In 1919, after centuries of being
prominent in Russian history,
the Vorontsov family was forced to leave Russia
- Odessa Cathedral
- Odessa Cathedral
was looted by the Soviets 1919.
The remains of Prince Vorontsov and his wife were reburied in a suburban cemetery.
- In the 1930s the Soviets under Stalin dynamited the Cathedral.
- Odessa Cathedral was re-built between 1999 and 2003.
The tomb of Prince Vorontsov was restored.
- The statue of Prince Vorontsov managed to survive the Soviet era.
- Vorontsov Palace, Alupka
- Winston Churchill stayed
at Vorontsov Palace, Alupka,
during the Yalta negotiations
(between Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin)
- Vorontsov Palace is now a
museum and art gallery.