Grigory Orlov

1734 - 1783

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Prince Grigory Grigoryevich Orlov (Russian: Князь Григорий Григорьевич Орлов; 1734–1783) was the favourite of Catherine the Great of Russia. He led the coup which overthrew Catherine's husband Peter III of Russia, and installed Catherine as empress. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Grigory Orlov has received more than 601,464 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Grigory Orlov is the 3,043rd most popular politician (up from 4,549th in 2019).

Grigory Orlov is most famous for being one of the four Russian generals who helped Catherine the Great overthrow her husband, Peter III.

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Among politicians, Grigory Orlov ranks 3,043 out of 15,710Before him are Aleksandar Ranković, Amalaric, Néstor Kirchner, Stefan Uroš V, Sima Shi, and Abaoji. After him are Samudragupta, Sun Hao, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Anastasio Somoza García, Hiram I, and Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn.

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Among people born in 1734, Grigory Orlov ranks 6Before him are Franz Mesmer, Maria I of Portugal, Wolfgang von Kempelen, Taksin, and François-Joseph Gossec. After him are Joseph Wright of Derby, Sophie of France, Cardinal de Rohan, Anna Göldi, Nicolas-Edme Rétif, and Charles Alexandre de Calonne. Among people deceased in 1783, Grigory Orlov ranks 4Before him are Leonhard Euler, Jean le Rond d'Alembert, and Johann Adolph Hasse. After him are Étienne Bézout, Carl Linnaeus the Younger, Yosa Buson, Antonio Soler, Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, Johann Jakob Bodmer, Nikita Ivanovich Panin, and Johann Kirnberger.

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