Count. Natural son of Catherine the Great and Grigori Orlov, secretly born in the Winter Aalace at St. Petersburgh and secretly raised at an estate in Bobriki until 2 April 1781 when Catherine wrote him a letter acknowledging her maternity. He was made a Count of the Russian Empire by his half-brother Czar Paul III on the fifth day of his reign and later promoted to General-Major. He married Baroness Anna Dorothea von Ungern-Sternberg. Died at his estate at Bogoroditsk near Tula and was buried in the family crypt at Bobriki, thirty meters away. Was disinterred as a result of the Bolshevik Revolution and dumped in a common pit with his other relations buried there.