Prince Ivan Ivanovich Baryatinsky (Russian: Иван Иванович Барятинский; 1772 - 1825) - a well-known Angloman and agronomist from the Baryatinsky family, a large landowner, creator of the Maryino estate near Rylsk. In 1806–1812 Russian ambassador to the court of the King of Bavaria in Munich .
By birthright, he belonged to the very top of Russian society. Grandson of Field Marshal Prince Holstein. His mother Catherine came from the house of Glücksburg; her half-brother is the great-grandfather of the Danish king Christian IX .
In 1780 he was enrolled as a lieutenant of the Yekaterinoslav cuirassier regiment and Potemkin's adjutant and in 1790 he was granted the chamber junkers and transferred to the Semyonovsky regiment. A captain (since 1795) he volunteered to the army operating in Poland. On January 1, 1795 he was awarded the Order of St. George 4th class.
Paul I granted him in 1799 the patrimonial command of the Order of Malta, but then due to a collision with Rostopchin he was removed from the court. Alexander I granted Baryatinsky in 1801 court title of actual chamberlain and assigned him to a mission in London where he married the daughter of Lord Sherborne.
Promoted to Privy Councilor in 1804 he was appointed envoy to Bavaria in 1806 Here in 1813 he married the German countess Maria Keller (1793-1858), with whom he lived until the end of his life and had seven children - four sons and three daughters.
He was recalled in 1812, after which he left the service and settled in his Kursk estate, the village of Ivanovsky the center of his vast possessions (he had more than 20 thousand souls in the Kursk and Kharkov provinces). Baryatinsky devoted his whole life to organizing estates and putting into practice the agronomic knowledge he acquired during his travels abroad. Relations with the peasants were established on reasonable grounds. A few years spent in England made Baryatinsky an Angloman and in his activities he set himself as a model of an English rich and educated noble landlord who takes care of his household and the education of the people.
Baryatinsky died on June 15 ( 27 ), 1825. He was buried in a family crypt in the crypt of the Intercession Church on the territory of the Maryino estate near the village of Ivanovskoye.