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Alexander Yakovlevich Bulgakov
Александр Яковлевич Булгаков
Alexander Bulgakov
Born (1781-11-15)November 15, 1781
Died April 17, 1863(1863-04-17) (aged 81)
Resting place Dresden
Nationality Russian Empire
Citizenship Russian Empire
Education secondary
Alma mater Saint Peter's School
Occupation diplomat, senator, post director
Years active 1796–1863
Employer Governor General of Moscow
Known for correspondence, writing
Home town Saint Petersburg
Title Director of the Moscow Post Office
Term 1832–1856
Natalia Khovansky (1785–1841)
(m. 1809⁠–⁠1841)

Emerika Abramovich
(m. 1845⁠–⁠1863)
Children 12 including:
daughter Catherine Bulgakov (1811–1880)
son Konstantin Bulgakov (1812–1862)
daughter Olga Bulgakov (1814–1865)
son Pavel Bulgakov (1825–1873)
Parent(s) Yakov Bulgakov (1743–1809)
Catherine Amber (?–1809)
Relatives brother Konstantin Bulgakov (1782–1835)

Alexander Yakovlevich Bulgakov (15 November 1781 – 17 April 1863) was a Russian diplomat, senator, and postal administrator.


Alexander Bulgakov was born in 1781 in Constantinople in the family of a Russian diplomat, Yakov Bulgakov (1743–1809). At the beginning of his career, Bulgakov worked in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He served as an official with special duties attached to the Governor General of Moscow in 1809–1832.

In 1832, Bulgakov stopped his diplomatic career and was appointed to Director of Posts in Moscow. He served in this position in 1832–1856. His younger brother Konstantin Bulgakov (1782–1835) was the Director of the Saint Petersburg Post Office at that time. Because both were the top officers of the Russian Postal Service, they could freely correspond with each other. Both brothers were much respected by their staff for their effort to improve working conditions for postal workers.

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