Portrait of K. A. Pozzo di Borgo by Carl Bryullov

Portrait of K. A. Pozzo di Borgo by Carl Bryullov

Pozzo di Borgo is a Russian diplomat, originally from Corsica, where he was a lawyer. Pozzo accompanied Suvorov to Italy. In 1803, he entered the Russian service, but, irritated by the Tilsit world, retired and settled in Vienna. His influence on the Viennese court forced Napoleon to demand his extradition.

Austria refused this, but still he had to go to London, where he bustled about reconciling England with Russia. In 1812 the Emperor Alexander I summoned him to St. Petersburg.

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