Orlov, Fyodor Grigoryevich, Graf

Orlov, Fyodor Grigoryevich, Graf

▪ Russian count
born Feb. 19 [Feb. 8, Old Style], 1741, Lyutkino, Tver Province, Russia
died May 28 [May 17], 1796, Moscow

      Russian army officer and statesman, the younger brother of Grigory and Aleksey Orlov.

      He participated in the coup d'état of 1762 that placed the empress Catherine II the Great on the throne. Afterward he was appointed chief procurator of the Senate. He took part in the Russo-Turkish War of 1770 as commander of a naval squadron in the Mediterranean Sea and was made a count for his exploits there. He retired from service in 1774.

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