Name: Peter Ludwig von der Pahlen, nicknamed ‘The Professor of Cunning.’
Tagline: played a father and son against each other in a regicidal drama.
Claim to fame: Pahlen is a source of inspiration for weasels everywhere. A combination of duplicity and luck led him nearly unscathed through the murder of Russian Emperor Paul and the accession of Alexander. Continue reading 17 December: Peter Ludwig von der Pahlen