Sunday, 26 August 2018

625) Grigory Potemkin

Prince Grigory Aleksandrovich Potemkin-Tavricheski (1739– 1791). 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.

- "Catherine was smitten. Over six feet tall, blue-eyed, with leonine auburn hair, Potemkin was sexual, energetic, and witty."…/catherine-great-of-r…

- "At twenty-two, Potemkin was tall and slim, with thick auburn hair."

- "A physically striking man, he was tall, lithe, had a much-admired head of thick auburn hair..."

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