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Offline Превед

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I just came across the interesting fact that the dubious Okhrana commander in Kishinev during the infamous pogrom in 1903 was a certain Baron Лаврентий Николаевич (фон) Левендаль - Lavrentiy Nikolayevich (von) Levendal / Løvendahl. A website about his son Baron George Levendal / Löwendal, a Romanian scene designer, makes it clear that they are descendants of the Danish Danneskjold-Løvendahl family, morganatic descendants of Ulrik Fredrik Gyldenløve, the morganatic bastard son of King Frederik III of Denmark. But based on online sources I can't find the missing between these last Løvendals and earlier Løvendals:

Fredrik III, King of Denmark
Count Ulrik Fredrik Gyldenløve
Baron Valdemar Ulrik von Løvendal
Count Ulrik Frederik Valdemar Løvendal / von Löwendal / de Lowendal, Marshall of France, Imperial Russian Governor of Reval / Estonia. Only surviving male descendants lived in France.

Baron Nikolay-Gustav von Løvendal / Левендаль, Mayor of Kovrov in the Vladimir Guberniya, according to a Russian source a nephew of Marshall Løvendal.
5 sons who all joined the Imperial Russian Navy and reached high ranks: Alexander, Fyodor, Karl, Roman and Lavrentiy Nikolayevich von Løvendal / Левендаль.

Baron Lavrentiy Nikolayevich von Løvendal / Левендаль, captain / rotmistr, Okhrana commander, born 1878, too young (by two generations) to be the same Lavrentiy Nikolayevich as above, and born in Vladivostok instead of by the Baltic, but possibly a grandson?
Baron George Lavrentyevich Löwendal, Romanian scene designer.

I would be grateful if anyone can fill out the gaps!
Березы севера мне милы,—
Их грустный, опущённый вид,
Как речь безмолвная могилы,
Горячку сердца холодит.

(Афанасий Фет: «Ивы и березы», 1843 / 1856)

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Lavrentiy Nikolayevich von Løvendal (b. 1878) was probably son of Captain 2nd rank Nikolay Lavrentievich Løvendal, who in 1893 was commander of the schooner Chasovoy in Reval.