Alexei Grigoryevich Orlov

1737 - 1808

Alexei Grigoryevich Orlov

Count Alexei Grigoryevich Orlov (Russian: Алексей Григорьевич Орлов; 5 October [O.S. 24 September] 1737 – 5 January [O.S. 24 December 1807] 1808) was a Russian soldier and statesman, who rose to prominence during the reign of Catherine the Great. 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. The plot, carried out in 1762, was successful, and Peter was imprisoned under Alexei Orlov's guard. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alexei Grigoryevich Orlov has received more than 172,193 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 542nd most popular military personnel.

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Among military personnels, Alexei Grigoryevich Orlov ranks 544 out of 1,194Before him are Lazare Hoche, Takijirō Ōnishi, Nicolaus von Below, Eberhard von Mackensen, Kurt Franz, and Grigory Kulik. After him are Johan Banér, Louis Franchet d'Espèrey, Surena, Saitō Hajime, Ugo Cavallero, and François-Henri de Montmorency, duc de Luxembourg.

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Among people born in 1737, Alexei Grigoryevich Orlov ranks 11Before him are Michael Haydn, Marie-Louise O'Murphy, Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre, Josef Mysliveček, Antoine-Augustin Parmentier, and John Hancock. After him are Tokugawa Ieharu, Jacob Philipp Hackert, Princess Augusta of Great Britain, Prince Josias of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, George Macartney, 1st Earl Macartney, and Morten Thrane Brünnich. Among people deceased in 1808, Alexei Grigoryevich Orlov ranks 8Before him are Christian VII of Denmark, Mustafa IV, Archduchess Maria Elisabeth of Austria, Carl Gotthard Langhans, Johan Christian Fabricius, and Hubert Robert. After him are Pierre Jean Georges Cabanis, John Dickinson, Friedrich Kasimir Medikus, Alemdar Mustafa Pasha, Alexander Dalrymple, and Paul Wranitzky.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Alexei Grigoryevich Orlov ranks 469 out of 2,050Before him are Valeri Kubasov (1935), Werner Ostendorff (1903), Valery Gergiev (1953), Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia (1882), Aleksandr Kuprin (1870), and Sacha Guitry (1885). After him are Alexander Grin (1880), Andrei Platonov (1899), Igor Ansoff (1918), George William, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (1624), Salvian (405), and Nadezhda von Meck (1831).


Among military personnels born in Russia, Alexei Grigoryevich Orlov ranks 42Before him are Dmitry Pavlov (1897), Dietrich von Saucken (1892), Dmitry Pozharsky (1577), Vasily Arkhipov (1926), Fyodor Ushakov (1745), and Werner Ostendorff (1903). After him are Alexander Pokryshkin (1913), Sergey Akhromeyev (1923), Alexander Sergeyevich Menshikov (1787), Adolf Heusinger (1897), Nikolay Gumilyov (1886), and Werner Kempf (1886).

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