Alfred Redl (March 14, 1864 – May 25, 1913) was an Austrian officer who rose to head the counter-intelligence efforts of Austria-Hungary. He was one of the leading figures of pre-World War I espionage. His term in office was marked by innovation, and he used very high technology for the time to ensnare foreign intelligence agents. But he was himself a spy for the Russians.
Count Pyotr Andreyevich Tolstoy (1645–1729) was a Russian statesman prominent during and after the reign of Peter the Great. He was the ancestor of all the Counts Tolstoy, including the novelist Leo Tolstoy, Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy, (September 9, 1828 – November 20, 1910), although the Counts Tolstoy-Miloslavsky descend from his elder brother, Ivan.
Count Aleksandr Ivanovich Shuvalov (1710–1771) was a Russian statesman from the Shuvalov family. His career was dependent on and overshadowed by that of his more brilliant brother, Pyotr Ivanovich Shuvalov. The Shuvalov brothers were two sons of a general who commanded the castle of Vyborg and governed Arkhangelsk during the reign of Empress Anna. They were the closest aides to Elizabeth Petrovna during the 1741 coup d'etat that brought her to the throne.
Prince Fyodor Yuryevich Romodanovsky was one of Peter the Great's foremost assistants in the task of modernizing Russia. He was the country's first head of secret police. An influential boyar from the Romodanovsky (family)Romodanovsky family, Prince Fyodor was given the post of the head of the Preobrazhenskoye prikaz in 1686. His integrity and resolution won him the admiration of young Tsar Peter, who made him Generalissimo of his toy army.
John Stanislaw Kubary (November 13, 1846 in Warsaw, Poland – October 9, 1896, Pohnpei), also stated as Jan Stanislaw Kubary, Jan Kubary, or Johann Stanislaus Kubary, was a Polish naturalist and ethnographer. He discovered at least four bird species -- the Samoan Wood Rail (Gallinula pacifica), the Mariana Crow (Corvus kubaryi), the Caroline Islands Ground Dove (Gallicolumba kubaryi), and the Pohnpei Fantail (Rhipidura kubaryi) -- as well as numerous insects, among them the Paradise Birdwing.