Grigori Aleksandrovich Potemkin

Grigori Aleksandrovich Potemkin
noun
a Russian officer and politician who was a favorite of Catherine II and in 1762 helped her to seize power; when she visited the Crimea in 1787 he gave the order for sham villages to be built (1739-1791)
Hypernyms: ↑politician, ↑politico, ↑pol, ↑political leader, ↑military officer, ↑officer

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  • Potemkin,Grigori Aleksandrovich — Po·tem·kin (pō tĕmʹkĭn, pə , pə tyômʹ ), Grigori Aleksandrovich. 1739 1791. Russian army officer and politician. The lover of Catherine II, he helped her seize power in 1762. * * * …   Universalium

  • Potemkin — can refer to:;People * Prince Grigori Aleksandrovich Potemkin, statesman and lover of Catherine the Great * Pavel Potemkin, a Russian diplomat and military leader, cousin of Grigori Aleksandrovich Potemkin * Pyotr Potemkin, a Russian diplomat and …   Wikipedia

  • Potemkin village — Potemkin villages were purportedly fake settlements erected at the direction of Russian minister Grigori Aleksandrovich Potemkin to fool Empress Catherine II during her visit to Crimea in 1787. According to this story, Potemkin, who led the… …   Wikipedia

  • Grigori Potemkin — noun a Russian officer and politician who was a favorite of Catherine II and in 1762 helped her to seize power; when she visited the Crimea in 1787 he gave the order for sham villages to be built (1739 1791) • Syn: ↑Potemkin, ↑Potyokin, ↑Grigori… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Grigori Potyokin — noun a Russian officer and politician who was a favorite of Catherine II and in 1762 helped her to seize power; when she visited the Crimea in 1787 he gave the order for sham villages to be built (1739 1791) • Syn: ↑Potemkin, ↑Potyokin, ↑Grigori… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Potemkin — noun a Russian officer and politician who was a favorite of Catherine II and in 1762 helped her to seize power; when she visited the Crimea in 1787 he gave the order for sham villages to be built (1739 1791) • Syn: ↑Potyokin, ↑Grigori Potemkin,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Grigori Potiomkin — Grigori Aleksándrovich Potiomkin Григорий Александрович Потёмкин Comandante en Jefe del Ejército Imperial Lealtad Imperio ruso …   Wikipedia Español

  • Potemkin village — n. [after POTEMKIN Grigori Aleksandrovich, who it is said built fake villages to deceive Catherine the Great about his accomplishments] a false front or facade …   English World dictionary

  • Potemkin — [pō tem′kin, pətem′kin; ] Russ [ pu tyôm′kin] Grigori Aleksandrovich [grē gō̂′rē ä΄lyek sän′drō̂ vich΄] 1739 91; Russ. field marshal & statesman: favorite of Catherine the Great …   English World dictionary

  • Potëmkin — /poh tem kin, peuh /; Russ. /pu tyawm kyin/, n. Prince Grigori Aleksandrovich /gri gawr ee al ig zan dreuh vich, zahn /; Russ. /grddyi gaw rddyee u lyi ksahn drddeuh vyich/, 1739 91, Russian statesman and favorite of Catherine II. * * * …   Universalium

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