He served as the Governor-General of Finland from August 18, 1904 to November 18, 1905. His predecessor Nikolai Ivanovich Bobrikov was assassinated in June 1904.[not in citation given] As soon as his term as Governor-General started, he received a telegram from an unknown sender, saying: "We are expecting you in the near future -stop- The weather here is +200°C -stop- Bobrikov".
He was a member of a Rurikid princely family, whose ancestors once ruled one of the Upper Principalities. His mother was the Romanian-born princess Mărioara Sturdza, daughter of Alexandru Sturdza. His father was Prince Mikhail Aleksandrovich Obolensky (1821–1886).[not in citation given]
His term of office saw revolutionary turmoil in both Russia and the Grand Duchy of Finland. The Russian revolution of 1905 resulted in a general strike in Finland and the replacement of the feudal Diet of Finland with the modern Parliament of Finland.[not in citation given]
He was murdered by revolutionaries in St. Petersburg.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Kauffman, George B.; Niinistö, Lauri (1998). "Chemistry and Politics: Edvard Immanuel Hjelt (1855–1921)". pp. 1–15. Digital object identifier:10.1007/s00897980247a. http://chemeducator.org/bibs/0003003/00030208.htm.
- ↑ Hämäläinen, Eenariina; Kohi, Antti; Päivärinta, Kimmo; Vihervä, Vesa; Vihreälehto, Ira: "19. Suomi saa eduskunnan", Forum 7 Historia, p. 139. Kustannusosakeyhtiö Otava, Keuruu 2011. (In Finnish)
- ↑ "Obolensky" at pages.prodigy.net
- Vsevolod Vladimirov: The Revolution in Finland under Prince John Obolensky translated by Victor E. Marsden (London: Wyman & Sons, Ltd., 1911).
Nikolai Ivanovich Bobrikov
|Governor-General of Finland|
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Nikolai Nikolajevich Gerhard
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