Dmitri Nikolayevitch Bludoff, count, a Russian statesman, born in Moscow in 1783, died in St. Petersburg, March 2, 1864. He studied at the university of Moscow, was long in the diplomatic service in London, Stockholm, and Vienna, and was afterward transferred to the domestic administration. At the advent of Nicholas he belonged, with Dashkoff and LTvaroff, to the triad which Karamzin, the Russian historian, recommended, at the request of the new emperor, as the fittest men to carry out his reformatory ideas. Bludoff was appointed secretary of state, and in 1832 was transferred to the more important position of secretary of the interior. In 1839 he succeeded Dashkoff as secretary of the department of justice, and subsequently became president of the legislative department in the council of the empire. As such he put the last hand to the compilation and publication of the general code of civil and criminal laws (Svod Zakonov). He was made a count of the empire in 1842. In 1846-7 he was special envoy to Rome, to conclude a concordat. After the accession of Alexander II. in 1855 Bludoff was appointed president of the academy of sciences at St. Petersburg, and three years later was named on the committee to prepare measures for the emancipation of the serfs.

In 1861, on the resignation of Prince Orloff, he became president of the council of ministers and of the council of the empire.