Grigory Potemkin

1739 - 1791

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Prince Grigory Aleksandrovich Potemkin-Tauricheski (October 11 [O.S. September 30] 1739 – October 16 [O.S. October 5] 1791) was a Russian military leader, statesman, nobleman, and favourite of Catherine the Great. He died during negotiations over the Treaty of Jassy, which ended a war with the Ottoman Empire that he had overseen. Potemkin was born into a family of middle-income noble landowners. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Grigory Potemkin has received more than 2,436,520 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Grigory Potemkin is the 991st most popular politician (down from 623rd in 2019), the 112th most popular biography from Russia (down from 82nd in 2019) and the 42nd most popular Russian Politician.

Grigory Potemkin is most famous for his fake villages that he created for Catherine the Great.

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Among politicians, Grigory Potemkin ranks 991 out of 19,576Before him are William II of the Netherlands, Xuande Emperor, Guangxu Emperor, Jugurtha, Carol II of Romania, and Béla Kun. After him are Wilhelm Frick, Stephen III of Moldavia, Abd el-Krim, Shang Yang, Louis II of Italy, and Pepin of Herstal.

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Among people born in 1739, Grigory Potemkin ranks 1After him are Charles-Henri Sanson, Maria Josepha of Bavaria, Charles François Dumouriez, Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf, Johann Christian Daniel von Schreber, George Clinton, Charles-François Lebrun, Johann Baptist Wanhal, Duchess Anna Amalia of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Jean Chalgrin, and François Claude Amour, marquis de Bouillé. Among people deceased in 1791, Grigory Potemkin ranks 3Before him are Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, comte de Mirabeau. After him are John Wesley, Jeanne de Valois-Saint-Rémy, Jacob Frank, Étienne Maurice Falconet, Ignaz von Born, Christian Friedrich Daniel Schubart, Joseph Gaertner, João de Loureiro, and Besiki.

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Among people born in Russia, Grigory Potemkin ranks 112 out of 3,761Before him are Ilya Prigogine (1917), Sergey Lavrov (1950), Vladimir Komarov (1927), Shamil, 3rd Imam of Dagestan (1797), Mikhail Lomonosov (1711), and Boris Spassky (1937). After him are Alexander Kolchak (1874), Olga of Kiev (890), Dzhokhar Dudayev (1944), Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia (1878), Ivan V of Russia (1666), and Sergey Kirov (1886).


Among politicians born in Russia, Grigory Potemkin ranks 42Before him are Ivan VI of Russia (1740), Lev Kamenev (1883), Nadezhda Krupskaya (1869), Tokhtamysh (1342), Sergey Lavrov (1950), and Shamil, 3rd Imam of Dagestan (1797). After him are Alexander Kolchak (1874), Dzhokhar Dudayev (1944), Ivan V of Russia (1666), Sergey Kirov (1886), Feodor III of Russia (1661), and False Dmitry I (1581).