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Baranov, Alexander Andreyevich

Born: 1746 AD
Died: 1819 AD
Nationality: Russian
Categories: Administrators

1746 – Alexandr Andreevich Baranov was born in Kargopol, in the Arkhangelsk province of Russia.


1761 – He became a successful merchant in Irkutsk, Siberia.


He became a successful trader there and established and managed trading posts in the Kodiak Island region.


1790-1818 – Served as 1st Russian Governor of Alaska.


1799-1818 – Became chief manager for the influential Russian-American Company.


1819 – Baranov became very ill on the journey and died in the settlement of Batavia, in Java.