Roman Ungern von Sternberg
|Roman Nikolai Maximilian von Ungern-Sternberg|
Roman Fyodorovich von Ungern-Sternberg, in 1921, in a Mongolian deel uniform with Russian Order of St. George
|Service/branch||Imperial Russian Army|
|Years of service||1908-1921|
|Battles/wars||World War I|
Russian Civil War
|Awards||Order of St. George|
Order of Saint Vladimir etc.
Roman Ungern von Sternberg also known as the Bloody Baron and the "Mad Baron" (January 22, 1886 – September 15, 1921) was a Baltic German-Russian captain, and self-proclaimed lieutenant-general who was dictator of Mongolia from March to August 1921. An independent and brutal warlord in pursuit of pan-monarchist goals in Mongolia and territories east of Lake Baikal during the Russian Civil War that followed the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917, his goals included restoring the Russian monarchy under Michael Alexandrovich Romanov and the Mongolian Khanate under Bogd Khan, and his opponents were mainly Communists. He was known for opposition to the Bolsheviks and Jews. Following his defeat by the Red Army, he was tried and executed for his counter-revolutionary involvement.