Tver Viceroyalty (Russian: Тверское наместничество, Tverskoye namestnichestvo) was an administrative division of the Russian Empire, which existed from 1775 until 1796. Its seat was in Tver. In 1796, it was transformed to Tver Governorate.
|Viceroyalty of Russian Empire|
Tver Viceroyalty in 1792
|25 November 1775|
|12 December 1796|
In the 18th century, the areas which were later occupied by Tver Governorate were split between Moscow and Novgorod Governorates. On November 25, 1775 Tver Viceroyalty was established with the administrative center in Tver. It included Tver Province and Vyshnevolotsky Uyezd of Novgorod Governorage, as well as Uglich Province and some minor areas, including Vesyegonsk, of Moscow Governorate.
At the time of the formation of the viceroyalty, it was subdivided into 12 uyezds:
- Bezhetsky Uyezd (the administrative center in the town of Bezhetsk);
- Kalyazinsky Uyezd (Kalyazin);
- Kashinsky Uyezd (Kashin);
- Krasnokholmsky Uyezd (Krasny Kholm);
- Novotorzhsky Uyezd (Torzhok);
- Ostashkovsky Uyezd (Ostashkov);
- Rzhevsky Uyezd (Rzhev);
- Staritsky Uyezd (Staritsa);
- Tverskoy Uyezd (Tver);
- Vesyegonsky Uyezd (Vesyegonsk);
- Vyshnevolotsky Uyezd (Vyshny Volochyok);
- Zubtsovsky Uyezd (Zubtsov).
- 1778-1781 Yakov Yefimovich Sivers (Jacob Sievers);
- 1783-1784 Yakov Ivanovich Bryus;
- 1785-1795 Nikolay Petrovich Arkharov.
The namestniks were
- 1776 Mikhail Nikitovich Krechetnikov;
- 1777-1783 Timofey Ivanovich Tutolmin;
- 1783-1784 Pyotr Vasilyevich Lopukhin;
- 1784-1793 Grigory Mikhaylovich Osipov;
- 1793-1796 Alexander Vasilyevich Polikarpov.
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