Anrep is a family, belonging to Swedish and Russian nobility.

The family originates from Anreppen, a village on Lippe river in Westfalia, Germany (now a part of Delbrück town). In 15th century Anreps, belonging to the Teutonic Knights, settled in Livonia. In 1626, during the Thirty Years' War, this country became a dominion of Sweden. Anrep family was soon naturalized in Sweden and introduced to the "Riddarhuset", or House of Knights, in 1635. According to Brockhaus and Efron Encyclopedic Dictionary, German von Anrep was a Field Marshal in Sweden in 16th century, and some Anreps were later also on French and Prussian military service [] .

By 1710, in the Great Northern War between Peter I of Russia and Charles XII of Sweden, Frederick Wilhelm I von Anrep, a captain in the Swedish army, had been taken to Moscow as a prisoner. From that time his branch of the family remained in Russia, serving the Tsars, generally in military or naval posts. Russian Anreps retained the Lutheran religion of their ancestors.

* Heinrich Reinhold von Anrep (ru: Roman Karlovich von Anrep) (1760 – January 25, 1807) was a Russian general of cavalry during the Napoleonic Wars. Killed in a battle of Mohrungen.

* Roman von Anrep (ru: Roman Romanovich von Anrep) (died 1830), a son of the previous, was a colonel and later a major-general. He commanded a Uhlan regiment in Caucasus during Russo-Turkish War, 1828-1829 and was a confident of High Commander, Ivan Paskevich. Describing this campaign in his memoirs "The voyage to Arzrum", Aleksandr Pushkin mentions R.R. Anrep. Later, in a letter to his wife, Pushkin referred to the tragic death of R.R. Anrep, who had drowned in a swamp [] . The reason of the poet’s attention to the officer is probably the fact that both of them courted the same young girl, Annette Woolf, in 1826 [] .

* Joseph Carl von Anrep (ru: Iosif Romanovich von Anrep) (1796 – 1860), a brother of the previous, was a colonel in Russian army, promoted to general shortly before his death. In 1853, by edict of Tzar, he was styled Count von Anrep-Elmpt in order to preserve the title of his wife’s father, Count von Elmpt.

* Reinhold von Anrep-Elmpt (1834 – 1888), a son of the previous, was a Russian explorer, who traveled intensively from 1870 in all five continents and published many volumes of his travel notes.

* Vassily Konstantinovich von Anrep (1852 – 1927) was a professor of forensic medicine and a Russian statesman. He had two sons, named after the first Russian saints, princes Boris and Gleb.

* Boris Anrep (Boris Vassilievich von Anrep, 1883 – 1969) was a Russian artist, active mostly in Britain, who devoted himself to the art of mosaics and achieved work of monumental character in many private and public places.

* Gleb Anrep (Gleb Vassilievich von Anrep; September 10, 1889 – January 09, 1955) was a physiologist, the follower of Ivan Pavlov, a member of the Royal Society from 1928, professor in University of Cambridge and in Cairo University.


# Brockhaus and Efron Encyclopedic Dictionary (1890 – 1907, 86 vol.)
# Russian Biographies Dictionary by A.A. Polovtzov (1899 – 1918, 25 vol.)
# Annabel Farjeon. The adventures of Russian artist: the biography of Boris Anrep. - St.Petersburg, 2003. "(Russian translation of the unpublished English manuscript)"

External links

* [ Genealogisches Handbuch der baltischen Ritterschaften, Teil 1, 1: Livland, Görlitz 1929] ]
* [ Genealogisches Handbuch der Oeselschen Ritterschaft, 1935]
*"English:" [ Counts von Anrep]

*"German:" [ Anreppen village homepage] "(featuring the coat of arms, almost identical to this of Anrep family)"
*"Swedish:" [ Sweden noble families]

** [ Anrep noble family]
** [ Iosif von Anrep]
** [ Vassily von Anrep]
** [ Gleb Anrep]

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