Beketov Nikita Afanasievich( favorite of the Empress Elizabeth, the lieutenant-general and governor of Astrakhan)
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Biography Beketov Nikita Afanasievich
Born Sept. 8, 1729, died July 9, 1794, Mr.. Brought up in Gentry and body during a performance given by pupils in the presence of the Empress, attracted the attention of. From the shell Beketov was released Prime Major, enlisted aide to Count A.G. Razumovsky, and soon promoted to colonel and is endowed with rich estates (1751). Lost the location of the empress, Beketov enrolled in the army and took part in the Seven Years' War. When Zorndorf Beketov was captured, where he remained until 1760, Mr.. In 1763, Mr.. Beketova appointed governor of Astrakhan, which attracted German colonists (who founded the colony), was concerned about raising agriculture, viticulture, silkworm, and other crafts. His method of taxation of fishing has given a very large profits for the state. Beketov was involved in literature: writing poems, songs and even drama. - Wed. "Russian Biographical Dictionary", "Notes of the Empress Catherine II"; Maslovskii "The Russian army in the Seven Years' War.