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Golitsyn, Alexandr Nikolayevich
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(Dec 19, 1773, Moscow – Dec 4, 1844, Feodosiya, Crimea) dictated the religious and educational policies of Russia during the reign of Alexander I. Appointed procurator general of the Senate in 1802 and procurator general of the Holy Synod in 1803, Golitsyn carried out a reform of the church school system in 1808. He supported the Russian Bible Society (Bible Societies: I, 3), which had been founded in 1813. In 1817 he became head of the combined Ministry for Ecclesiastical Affairs and Public Education. The merging of these two departments was based on t…

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Oswalt, Julia, “Golitsyn, Alexandr Nikolayevich”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 26 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_08830>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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