Nobility House of SIVERS (Sievers)
The Sievers’ coat of arms
The Sivers (also know as Sievers) family is a noble Baltic German family
that owned a number of estates in the present-day Baltic States,
including the Wenden Castle. It hails from the Duchy of Holstein.
Friedrich Wilhelm von Sivers
Russian Statesman, Senator and Marshal of Nobility (Estonia)
Senator and close standing and trusted person to the Russian Emperor Alexander I
In the provinces of Estonia and Livonia of the Russian Empire, the title of the senior official was Marshal of Nobility (Estonian: (Kubermangu Aadlimarssal)
1792–1797 Friedrich Wilhelm von Sivers, was, Marshal of Nobility of Estonia, Estonian Knighthood
Governor of Kurland
He was the main instrumential in the abolition of bond service in Estonia and Livland(1816).
Jacob von Sievers
Portrait by Joseph Grassi
Count Jacob Sievers (30 August 1731 in Wesenberg (now Rakvere), Estonia – 23 July 1808 in Bauenhof, Governorate of Livonia (near what is now Valmiera, Latvia)) was a Russian statesman from the Sievers family.
After serving the Russian army during the Seven Years’ War as quartermaster general, he was appointed governor of Novgorod in 1764 by Catharine II. He introduced the cultivation of potatoes to Russia, regulated the postal services, and was instrumental in the abolition of torture in 1767.
Based on Sievers’ initiative, the provincial government reform was instituted; he was himself appointed general governor of Novgorod, Tver and Pskov. He was Russian ambassador to Poland and led the second and third partition of the kingdom. Czar Paul appointed him senator in 1796; in 1797 he became head of the new department for water communications. He was knighted in 1798.
In Sievers’ honor, Alexander I named the channel that connects the outlet of the Msta River with the Volkhov river the Sievers Canal.
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