Alexander Potemkin

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Alexander Potyomkin (1675–1746) was a Russian nobleman. He was the father of Grigory Potyomkin.

Family[edit]

About 1708, he married an unknown woman, whom he divorced in 1724.

In 1723, he married Daria Skuratowa. They had six children:

  • Marfa Yelena (1724–1775) – married Wasilij von Engelhardt and had six daughters, the famous Potemkin Nieces,
  • Marya – married Nikołaj Samojłow,
  • Piełagieja – married Peter Wysocki,
  • Daria – married Alexander Lichaczow,
  • Nadzieżda (1738–1757) – unmarried,
  • Grigory Alexandrovich Potyomkin (1739–1791).