Gregory Potemkin
Prince Grigory Aleksandrovich Potemkin-Tavricheski (Russian: Григо́рий Алекса́ндрович Потёмкин-Таври́ческий, r Grigoriy Aleksandrovich Potyomkin-Tavricheskiy; October 11 [O.S. September 30] 1739 – October 16 [O.S. October 5] 1791,) was a Russian military leader, statesman, nobleman and favorite 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. He first attracted Catherine's favor for helping in her 1762 coup, then distinguished himself as a military commander in the Russo-Turkish War (1768–1774). He became Catherine's lover, favorite and possibly her consort. After their passion cooled, he remained her lifelong friend and favored statesman. Catherine obtained for him the title of Prince of the Holy Roman Empire and gave him the title of Prince of the Russian Empire among many others: he was both a Grand Admiral and the head of all of Russia's land and irregular forces. Potemkin's defining achievements include the peaceful annexation of the Crimea (1783) and the successful second Russo-Turkish War (1787–1792). The fall of Ottoman stronghold Izmail that he orchestrated prompted Gavrila Derzhavin and Osip Kozlovsky to write Russia's first national anthem, "Let the thunder of victory sound!".
In 1774, Potemkin became the governor-general of Russia's new southern provinces. An absolute ruler, he worked to colonize the wild steppes, controversially dealing firmly with the Cossacks who lived there. He founded the towns of Kherson, Nikolayev, Sevastopol, and Yekaterinoslav (now Dnipropetrovsk). Ports in the region became bases for his new Black Sea Fleet. His rule in the south is associated with the "Potemkin village", a largely fictional method of ruse involving the construction of painted façades to mimic real villages, full of happy, well-fed people, for visiting officials to see. Potemkin was known for his love of women, gambling and material wealth; he oversaw the construction of many historically significant buildings, including the Tauride Palace in St. Petersburg. A century after Potemkin's death, his name was given to the Battleship Potemkin, which featured in the 1905 Russian Revolution and was fictionalized in The Battleship Potemkin by Sergey Eisenstein.

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Scandalous Women: Catherine the Great and Potemkin
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Gregory Potemkin (173991) Russian soldier and favourite of Catherine II . He was a man of great energy and an able administrator, who extended Russian.
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The Empress Catharine And Prince Potemkin
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Heritage History: Gregory Potemkin
Short Biography. Leading Minister of Catherine the Great. Influenced by ' enlightenment' ideas. Famous for building 'Potemkin villages.' along the Dneiper river.
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Love and Conquest: Personal Correspondence of Catherine the Great and Prince Grigory Potemkin
Love and Conquest: Personal Correspondence of Catherine the Great and Prince Grigory Potemkin
2004
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Eighteenth-century Russian Music
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One of these was Prince Gregory Potemkin, with whom the composer was to remain associated for the next six years, until the Prince's death in 1791. Potemkin's first commissions for Sarti were two oratorios with Russian texts (from the ...
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A ‘Potemkin village’ is a fake village built solely to impress and deceive others: The name ‘Potemkin village’ comes from that of a Russian minister, ‘Gregory Potemkin’, who, in 1787, erected a series of fake settlements along the banks of […]
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The Potemkin Church | The New Ireland
In 1787 Field Marshall Gregory Potemkin found himself with a problem. At his urging Russia had engaged in a horrendously expensive war, costing millions of roubles and thousands of lives, to capture the Crimea. Now his Empress, Catherine the Great, wanted to view her new acquisition. The only problem was that Crimea was an unproductive,…
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Scandalous Women: Catherine the Great and Potemkin
SWF, 44, CEO of large multinational corporation, smart, witty, loves horseback riding, palace coups, and expanding into foreign territories, seeks SWM, must be fleshy, charismatic, and willing to take orders. War heroes always welcome.
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Encuestas Potemkin Marvin Aguilar Gregory Potemkin fue un mariscal ruso que una vez que la zarina Catalina la grande anuncia su deseo de visitar su reino él se dedica a ocultarle la pobreza del campo construyéndole falsas fachadas de casas en pueblos inexistentes por donde debía pasar. El militar siempre mostraba desde lejos aduciendo medidas de seguridad los pueblos que, aseguraba a la reina habían sido construidos para llevar desarrollo a Crimea.
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