Nikolay Kridener

Nikolai Karl Gregor Freiherr[2] von Krüdener (Николай Павлович Криденер; 10 March 1811 – 17 February 1891) was a Baltic German infantry general. He graduated from the Nikolayevsk Engineering Academy in 1828 and upon graduation was appointed officer. In 1833 he entered the Imperial Military Academy and after graduation was general staff of the army where he was in charge of various administrative duties. In 1848 he took command of the regiment Prince Eugene of Württemberg. In 1858 he was commander of the Keksgolm grenadier regiment. Promoted major general in 1859, he took command of the Volyn Imperial Russian Guard Regiment.

Nikolai von Krüdener
Nikolai Karl Gregor von Krüdener.jpg
Born(1811-03-10)10 March 1811
Governorate of Livonia, Russian Empire
Died17 February 1891(1891-02-17) (aged 79)
Moscow, Russian Empire
Allegiance Russian Empire
Service/branchImperial Russian Army
Years of service1828–1891
RankGeneral of the Infantry
Commands held27th Infantry Division
9th Army Corps
Battles/warsJanuary Uprising
Russo-Turkish War
AwardsOrder of St. George
Order of St. Vladimir
Order of Saint Anna
Order of Prince Danilo I[1]

He was in command of the 9th Army corps during the Russo-Turkish War of 1877–1878 and conquered the city of Nikopol on June 4, 1877, for which he was awarded the Order of Saint George, 3rd class. Thereafter he was in command of the Russian forces during the first battle of Plevna on July 8–18, 1877 where he was defeated. He then participated in the siege of Plevna.

After the war he was in charge of the military forces in Warsaw. He died in 1891.[3]

Preceded by
Office created
Commander of the 27th Infantry Division
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Office created
Commander of the 9th Army Corps
Succeeded by


  1. ^ Acović, Dragomir (2012). Slava i čast: Odlikovanja među Srbima, Srbi među odlikovanjima. Belgrade: Službeni Glasnik. p. 627.
  2. ^ Regarding personal names: Freiherr is a former title (translated as Baron). In Germany since 1919, it forms part of family names. The feminine forms are Freifrau and Freiin.
  3. ^ Криденер барон Николай Павлович