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Grigori Alexandrovich Potyomkin Potemkin
Birth: Sep. 24, 1739
Death: Oct. 16, 1791

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) 
Catherine Catheral
City of Sevastopol, Ukraine
Plot: catheral
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Frank W Nichols
Record added: Oct 26, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12171814
Grigori Alexandrovich <i>Potyomkin</i> Potemkin
Added by: Frank W Nichols
Grigori Alexandrovich <i>Potyomkin</i> Potemkin
Added by: Frank W Nichols
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