Mikhail Aleksandrovich Korsakov (1794-1869), succeeded his father-in-law as Prince Dondukov-Korsakov. Although he long remained Vice-President of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Mikhail Dondukov-Korsakov is best remembered by virtue of Pushkin's scurrilous epigram ridiculing his homosexual relationship with Count Sergei Uvarov, minister of Education under Nicholas I.
He married Maria, the only daughter of Colonel Nikita Korsakov, Prince Dondukov-Korsakov and the only daughter of Prince Iona Dondukov, the most coveted brides in Russia.
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