Alexander Dmitriev-Mamonov Matveyevich( graph - one of the favorites of Catherine II)
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Biography Alexander Dmitriev-Mamonov Matveyevich
(1758 - 1803). Since childhood was recorded at the service in Izmailovsky Regiment and patronage of Prince Potemkin, in 1784, Mr.. appointed him adjutant. Potemkin, making sure that during his long absences around the sovereign was a man devoted and obedient to him, introduced in 1786, Mr.. Dmitriev-Mamonova Catherine, which he liked his handsome appearance and modesty. In 1786, Mr.. Dmitriev-Mamonov was made directly to colonel and made adjutant of the Empress, in the same year granted the rank of Major General and the title of chamberlain, and received actual rooms in the Winter Palace. The first time he did not play a prominent role, but in 1787, Mr.. Catherine took it with him on a journey to the Crimea, and the favorite, had to engage in conversations with various dignitaries of the Empress, and, finally, be present during her interview with the Emperor Joseph II and the Polish king, Stanislas Augustus. Since that time, Dmitriev-Mamonov began to take part in the affairs of state, though very insignificant, as had neither intelligence nor talents. The Empress, however, in 1788, Mr.. appointed him as his adjutant-general, secured his property, to obtain for him Grafskoe dignity of the Roman Empire and, finally, ordered to attend council. Situation Dmitrieva-Mamonova seemed solidified, but he suddenly he shook him, having fallen in love in-waiting, Princess Scherbatov. His detractors were quick favorite to bring this to the attention of the Empress. June 20, 1789, Mr.. in the Diary Secretary of State Khrapovitsky written: "... the evening before the release itself, Her Majesty had deigned to betroth Count п-.п°. Mamonova with Princess Scherbatova; they are on their knees, asking forgiveness and forgiven. Bridegroom granted the serfs in 2250 and 100,000 rubles, and ordered the very next day after the wedding to leave Petersburg. Settled in Moscow, . Dmitriev-Mamonov first was satisfied with his lot, . but a year he takes possession regret of a lost a brilliant position, he decided to remind yourself to Catherine, . wrote her pitiful letters, . asks her to return him to favor the former, . allow to come to St. Petersburg,
. Answer Empress soon convinced him that his hopes were in vain. The Emperor Paul, to which Dmitriev-Mamonov during the "Favorite" treated respectfully by his accession to the throne elevated him in 1797, Mr.. Count's dignity in Russia Empire, but did not call to the court.