Alexander Potemkin

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


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).