He was a cousin of Grigori Alexandrovich Potemkin, a well-known military and political figure of Catherine II’s Russia. He took part in the wars with the rebel adventurer Pugachev, the Ottoman Empire and Poland. He signed the Treaty of Georgievsk with King Heraclius II of Georgia in 1783.
- Потемкин Павел Сергеевич. Russian Biographic Lexicon.
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