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Paul I of Russia
Facts and Events
Name Paul I of Russia
Alt Name Paul I Petrowitsj van Rusland
Gender Male
Birth? 1 Oct 1754 Saint Petersburg, RussiaHouse of Holstein-Gottorp-Romanov
Marriage 10 Oct 1773 St.Petersbourgto Natalia Alexeievna of Russia
Marriage 07 OCT 1776 St. Petersburgto Maria Feodorovna
Death? 23 Mar 1801 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Reference Number? Q15189?


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Paul I (; Pavel Petrovich) ( – ) reigned as Emperor of Russia between 1796 and 1801. Officially, he was the only son of Peter III and Catherine the Great, though Catherine hinted that he was fathered by her lover Sergei Saltykov, who also had Romanov blood, being a descendant of the first Romanov tsar's sister, Tatiana Feodorovna Romanova.

Paul remained overshadowed by his mother for most of his life. His reign lasted four years, ending with his assassination by conspirators. He adopted the laws of succession to the Russian throne—rules that lasted until the end of the Romanov dynasty and of the Russian Empire. He also intervened in the French Revolutionary Wars and, toward the end of his reign, added Kartli and Kakheti in Eastern Georgia into the empire which was confirmed by his son and successor Alexander I.

He was de facto Grand Master of the Order of Hospitallers from 1799 to 1801, and ordered the construction of a number of Maltese thrones.

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References
  1.   Paul I of Russia, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2.   Pavel I Petrovich Romanov, Tsar of Russia, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.