Alexei Grigoryevich Orlov

1737 - 1808

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Count Alexei (Alexey) Grigoryevich Orlov-Chesmensky (Russian: Алексей Григорьевич Орлов-Чесменский; 5 October [O.S. 24 September] 1737 – 5 January [O.S. 24 December 1807] 1808) was a Russian soldier, general-in-chief, general admiral and statesman, who rose to prominence during the reign of Catherine the Great. His joint victory with Grigory Spiridov and Samuel Greig in the Battle of Chesma put him in the ranks of the outstanding Russian military commanders of all time; and although he lacked naval experience, he was the only authority in those circumstances who could ensure proper co-ordination of action. Orlov served in the Imperial Russian Army, and through his connections with his brother, became one of the key conspirators in the plot to overthrow Tsar Peter III and replace him on the Russian throne with his wife, Catherine. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alexei Grigoryevich Orlov has received more than 304,623 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Alexei Grigoryevich Orlov is the 476th most popular military personnel (down from 361st in 2019), the 408th most popular biography from Russia (down from 303rd in 2019) and the 38th most popular Russian Military Personnel.

Alexei Grigoryevich Orlov is most famous for being the commander of the Russian army in the Battle of Borodino.

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Over the past year Alexei Grigoryevich Orlov has had the most page views in the with 114,365 views, followed by English (31,261), and French (6,405). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Bulgarian (875.44%), Serbian (315.14%), and Hebrew (76.73%)


Among military personnels, Alexei Grigoryevich Orlov ranks 476 out of 2,058Before him are George Maniakes, Minamoto no Yoshinaka, Norman Schwarzkopf Jr., Alfred Redl, Honda Tadakatsu, and Karl von Bülow. After him are Tamon Yamaguchi, Peter Townsend, Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba, Erich Fellgiebel, Alfred von Waldersee, and Yu Jin.

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Among people born in 1737, Alexei Grigoryevich Orlov ranks 10Before him are Thomas Paine, Michael Haydn, Marie-Louise O'Murphy, Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre, Louise of France, and Antoine-Augustin Parmentier. After him are Josef Mysliveček, Tokugawa Ieharu, Archduchess Maria Elisabeth of Austria, Morten Thrane Brünnich, John Hancock, and Jacob Philipp Hackert. Among people deceased in 1808, Alexei Grigoryevich Orlov ranks 6Before him are Selim III, Christian VII of Denmark, Mustafa IV, Archduchess Maria Elisabeth of Austria, and John Dickinson. After him are Carl Gotthard Langhans, Johan Christian Fabricius, Hubert Robert, Pierre Jean Georges Cabanis, Gaétan Vestris, and Friedrich Kasimir Medikus.

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Among people born in Russia, Alexei Grigoryevich Orlov ranks 408 out of 3,761Before him are Mordechai Spiegler (1944), Galina Ulanova (1910), Bulat Okudzhava (1924), Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia (1819), Léon Theremin (1896), and Lev Kuleshov (1899). After him are George Balanchine (1904), Marianne von Werefkin (1860), Yakov Yurovsky (1878), Valentin Ivanov (1934), Semyon Dezhnev (1605), and Viktor Belenko (1947).


Among military personnels born in Russia, Alexei Grigoryevich Orlov ranks 38Before him are Vasily Arkhipov (1926), Nikolai Kuznetsov (1904), Zinovy Rozhestvensky (1848), Pavel Nakhimov (1802), Viktor Kulikov (1921), and Fyodor Ushakov (1745). After him are Dmitry Pavlov (1897), Dmitry Utkin (1970), Alexander Sergeyevich Menshikov (1787), Dmitry Pozharsky (1577), Filipp Golikov (1900), and Mikhail Alekseyev (1857).