Alexei Grigoryevich Orlov

1737 - 1808

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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 230,036 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Alexei Grigoryevich Orlov is the 415th most popular military personnel (up from 544th in 2019), the 354th most popular biography from Russia (up from 471st in 2019) and the 30th 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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Among military personnels, Alexei Grigoryevich Orlov ranks 415 out of 1,466Before him are Kul Tigin, Leonid Govorov, Honda Tadakatsu, Raymond A. Spruance, Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba, and Vasily Arkhipov. After him are Levin August von Bennigsen, Cao Zhen, Albrecht Mertz von Quirnheim, Albert Pike, James Paul Moody, and Edmund Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby.

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Among people born in 1737, Alexei Grigoryevich Orlov ranks 8Before him are Johann Friedrich Struensee, Edward Gibbon, Thomas Paine, Michael Haydn, Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre, and Marie-Louise O'Murphy. After him are Antoine-Augustin Parmentier, Josef Mysliveček, Louise of France, John Hancock, Prince Josias of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, and Jacob Philipp Hackert. Among people deceased in 1808, Alexei Grigoryevich Orlov ranks 5Before him are Selim III, Christian VII of Denmark, Mustafa IV, and Archduchess Maria Elisabeth of Austria. After him are Carl Gotthard Langhans, Johan Christian Fabricius, Hubert Robert, John Dickinson, Pierre Jean Georges Cabanis, Friedrich Kasimir Medikus, and Paul Wranitzky.

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Among people born in Russia, Alexei Grigoryevich Orlov ranks 354 out of 2,688Before him are Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya (1923), Anton Arensky (1861), Nikolay Semyonov (1896), Lila Kedrova (1918), Vasily Arkhipov (1926), and Leonid Hurwicz (1917). After him are Nikolai Leskov (1831), Fritz Albert Lipmann (1899), Vasili Kuznetsov (1901), Simeon of Moscow (1316), Lovis Corinth (1858), and Nathalie Sarraute (1900).


Among military personnels born in Russia, Alexei Grigoryevich Orlov ranks 30Before him are Fyodor Tolbukhin (1894), Kirill Meretskov (1897), Andrei Grechko (1903), Nikolai Kuznetsov (1904), Leonid Govorov (1897), and Vasily Arkhipov (1926). After him are Zinovy Rozhestvensky (1848), Dmitry Pavlov (1897), Viktor Kulikov (1921), Roza Shanina (1924), Lauri Törni (1919), and Werner Ostendorff (1903).