Alexie GrigoryevichOrlov was a Russian-born soldier who rose and fought against prominence during the leadership of Catherine the Great. He was born on the 5th of October in 1737 and died on the 5th of January, 1808. He served as a prominent military officer when Catherine II the Great was the king of the Russian throne. From being an officer in the Russian Guards, she soon became a close advisor to his brother GrigoryOrlov. He soon became the lover of Catherine and married her. Alexie Orlov brought her wife Catherine to their residence outside St. Petersburg, where she has solely proclaimed the Empress of Russia. He was promoted to the rank of major general. In the Russo-Turkish war in 1769, he was appointed as the Russian fleet. After the victory in the war, he was given a warm welcome in St. Petersburg and given the title of a hero.
In 1775, Alexie Orlov resigned from the army and devoted his life to horse breeding. Soon, Emperor Paul recalled Orlov to St. Petersburg and was forced to carry the crown of Peter III in honor of the Cathedral.
He was born in a noble Orlov family in Lyubini, the son of the famous Grigory, who was the governor of Novgorod. After his seven years of war, he got wounded at the Battle of Zorndorf. He was a tall man, two meters tall, and had a scar on his cheek. Due to the scar on his face, people gave him the name of scarface.
Old age and Death
Alexie died in Moscow due to old age on the 5th of January in 1808. He left 5 million roubles and 30,000 serfs behind, which were distributed to the people in his birth town after his death. He also had a daughter, Anna Orlov, and a son, Ivan Orlov.
It was believed that Orlov had an illegitimate son named Alexander, resulting from his relations with another woman.
Alexie Orlov played an essential part in the history of Russia. People still believe his ideologies and follow his learnings. He was a great soldier, a good person, a lovable family man, and someone who helped others a lot. He was very fearless, and people like him were born once in a century. He contributed a lot to his country by serving as a great army general.