Alexander Vasilchikov

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Alexander Vasilchikov (1744–1813) was a Russian favorite as the lover of Catherine the Great from 1772 to 1774.

Vasilchikov was an ensign in the Kavalergradskij regiment when he was noted by Catherine and was appointed her valet 1 August 1772. When Catherine's then-lover Orlov left court, Catherine was informed about his adultery, and 12 August, Vasilchikov was made general aide-de-camp and lover of Catherine.


  • Simon Sebag Montefiore : Potemkin och Katarina den stora - en kejserlig förbindelse (Potemkin and Catherine the Great - an imperial commitment) (2006) (In Swedish)