Yekaterina Nelidova

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Yekaterina Nelidova

Yekaterina Ivanovna Nelidova (1756–1839) was a Russian noble and lady in waiting. She was the royal mistress of Tsar Paul I of Russia.

Nelidova graduated from the Smolny Institute in 1776 and became a lady in waiting of first Grand Duchess Natalya and then Grand Duchess Maria. She had a relationship with Grand Duke Paul, the future monarch, and acted as a successful mediator between him and people he was in conflict with. Her position also acquired her relatives with positions at court. She left her position at court in 1798.


This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the Russian Wikipedia.