Count Alexei Grigoryevich Orlov 1737 – January 5, was a Russian soldier and nobleman who raised to fame during Catharine the Great’s rule. Orlov fought in the Imperial Russian Army and, because to his brother’s connections, is now one of the major participants in the conspiracy to depose Tsar Peter III and install his wife, Catherine, on the Russian crown. The scheme was effective, and Peter was jailed under Alexei Orlov’s protection in 1762.
– Orlov was widely thought to have either planned or directly carried out his murder. In the years after Catherine’s accession, the Orlovs rose to prominence at court. After his promotion, Alexei took part in the Russian-Turkish War of 1768-1774, heading a naval mission to the Mediterranean in 1770, which annihilated the Ottoman fleet at the fight of Chesma. Chesmensky was given to him as a reward for his accomplishment.
Great Reign of Catherine – Alexei Orlov
Catherine the First generously rewarded Alexei and his brother. They were given 50000 roubles and 800 serfs as compensation. Aside from that, the enormous lands he was granted enabled him to breed horses, which resulted in the Orlov Trot Moreover, he promoted the Orlov chicken breed. As the Free Economic Society’s creator and was first chosen chairman, he played In addition to Denis Fonvizin and Mikhail Lomonosov, he also communicated with the medieval philosopher Jean Jacques Rousseau, whose work In spite of a lack of qualifications and foreign language proficiency.
– He was also elevated to the rank of Major General in the Russian army. During the Russo-Turkish War of 1768-1774, he planned the First Archipelago Mission and headed an unit of the Imperial Russian Navy in this role. He fought and emerged victorious of Chesma over the approaching Ottoman army with the aid of the British fleet.
– With this win, he was awarded the highly coveted Russian military title of Chesmensky. Alexei Orlov was also given the Order of St. George First Class for his wartime achievements. His triumph sparked an Orlov uprising over the Ottoman occupation in Greece. However, because to a lack of help from the Russians, it was defeated by the Ottoman troops.
– He was dispatched to spy on the Empress Elizabeth of Russia’s daughter Yelizaveta Alekseyevna. As a throne aspirant, he won her over by appearing to be a staunch ally of hers. They got her on a Russian ship in Livorno after he charmed and persuaded In the end, she died in Russia after being imprisoned.