VORONTSOV Roman Illarionovich( statesman, Count, General-in-Chief)
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Biography VORONTSOV Roman Illarionovich
Roman Vorontsov Illarionovich (1707 - 1783) statesman, Count (1760), General-in-Chief (1761). After the coup of 25 November 1741 was accompanied to the imprisonment of Anna Leopoldovna and her family. In 1760, Senator. In 1760 - 1763 years - a member and then chairman of the Legislative Commission. At the court of Peter III, who was his favorite of his daughter Catherine, was the most influential figure. After the overthrow of Peter, was arrested and deported to Moscow, deprived of many estates. Namestnyk Vladimir, Penza, Tambov, Kostroma (cm. List of leaders of provinces), famous for bribery and abuse of office (the people earned him the nickname "The novel - a big pocket).