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 Grigori Alexandrovich Potemkin

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Grigori Alexandrovich Potemkin Famous memorial

Birth
Smolensk, Smolensk Oblast, Russia
Death
16 Oct 1791 (aged 52)
Iasi, Iași, Romania
Burial
Sevastopol, City of Sevastopol, Ukraine
Memorial ID
12171814 View Source

Russian General. He fulfilled Empress Catherine the Greats's dream of a colonized Crimea Peninsula, founding many towns, among them Kherson and Sevastopol. He participated in the coup in 1762 to place Catherine on the Russia throne. He later became commander-in-chief of the whole Russia army. Potemkin fought in the Russo-Turkish war(1787 to 1792). He died 40 miles from Jassy, Ukraine after eating a whole goose while with fever. Catherine II had Potemkin buried in Catherine catheral in Kherson, the city he founded.

Russian General. He fulfilled Empress Catherine the Greats's dream of a colonized Crimea Peninsula, founding many towns, among them Kherson and Sevastopol. He participated in the coup in 1762 to place Catherine on the Russia throne. He later became commander-in-chief of the whole Russia army. Potemkin fought in the Russo-Turkish war(1787 to 1792). He died 40 miles from Jassy, Ukraine after eating a whole goose while with fever. Catherine II had Potemkin buried in Catherine catheral in Kherson, the city he founded.

Bio by: Frank W Nichols

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