Siri Charlotta v. Schlippenbach (see below XII, 3) is the third (youngest) grand-daughter of:


Wolmar Anton von Schlippenbach
(23.2.1653 - 27.3.1721)

Possessor of Alt- and Neu- Bornhusen, Ollustfer (Livonia) and Soinitz (Estonia). Married Helena Baroness v. Lieven (Buried in Reval 10.12.1727, Daughter of Reinhold Baron v. Lieven of Soinitz, Died 1665, Major-General and Governor of Ösel, and of Anna Margaretha v. Zoege of Weissenfeld). His armorial epitaph is exposed in Tallinn Cathedral [Tallinna Toomkiriku] among those of other distinguished noblemen.

In the Swedish service: Major-General (since 1701) of cavalry, commander of Livland Dragoon regiment. Commander-in-chief of Swedish troops in Livonia and Estonia (battles of Rappin, Erestfer, Hummelshof). While defended Livonia and Estonia against Russians [field marshal Boris Sheremetjew] who much outnumbered him (more than by eight to one) faced severe recruitment problems. Governor (Landrat) of Estonia (since 1704). Lieutenant-General (since 1708). In the Battle of Poltava (27.6.1709), being in reconnaissance with some 50 men, was thrown to the Boudischenskii forest (where met the Column leaded by Roos), where was eventually surrounded and captured by Russians (under A.D. Menshikov). In detention (1709 - 1712).

Released in 1712. In 1712, "according to capitulation concluded with His Serene Highness Prince [Svetleishii knjaz] Menshikov entered in the service of His Czar Majesty with such an agreement that since that time..." his "...rank will be Major-General as it was on the service of King of Sweden. After the successful campaign in Finland, in 1714..." he "...was conferred Lieutenant-General by His Czar Majesty; in account of age and weak health was nominated in His Czar Majesty Military Collegium [War Ministry] in rank of the Secret Counsellor [Tainyi Sowetnik]". [1]

His house in Tallinn (Lossi pl., 4) was visited by Peter I during his visit (13.12.1711 - 27.12.1711) in newly acquired provinces. This house is evidently still well preserved.



  • Sjögren, Otto, "W.A. v. Schlippenbach lifländska här", Historiska Tidskrift, 1896 ["W.A. v. Schlippenbach's Army of Livland", translation from Swedish into English by Dan Schorr].
  • [GHBR] and [GHR]. To be specific e.g., GHBR, Kurland, Band I, Görlitz (1930), p. 471:

  • Authentic paper "Report to the Military Collegium [Woennaja Kollegija] by the Lieutenant-General W.A. v. Schlippenbach", dated 4.12.1719 and signed personally. [RSAMH, fund 2, op. 9, b. 13, fi. 49, pp. 645- 645/rev.] - BACK to [1]

  • Authentic papers of the archival depositories of [RSAAA] - in particular of the Cabinet of Peter I [fund 9, section 2] and of the fund of A.D. Menshikov [fund 198].


Otto Johann v. Schlippenbach (see above XII, 3), Baron of the Holy Roman Empire [Reichsfreiherrnstand: Wien 25.10.1768], offspring of the Kurland branch [Stammtafel II - Sahlingen, Duppeln, Gross-Swanden, Gaicken] of the Schlippenbach family.


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Vsevolod Malinovskii
(Moscow, Russia)