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Tarakanova (Тараканова) Yelizaveta Alekseyevna
(около 1745—1775)

Tarakanova (Тараканова) Yelizaveta Alekseyevna (около 1745—1775)

Yelizaveta Tarakanova was a pretender to the Russian throne who also styled herself Knyaginya Vladimirskaya (Princess of Vladimir), Fräulein Frank or Madame Trémouille. She claimed to be the daughter of Aleksey Grigorievich Razumovsky and Elizabeth of Russia, reared in St. Petersburg. Even her place of birth, however, is not certain, and her real name is not known. She is known to have traveled to several cities in western Europe. She was eventually arrested in Livorno by Aleksei Grigoryevich Orlov, who had been sent by the Empress Catherine to seduce and retrieve her, and brought to Russia in February of 1775. She was imprisoned in the Peter and Paul Fortress, where she died of tuberculosis that December.

USSR, 1980, Princess Tarakanova (K. Flavitsky)

USSR, 1929, Princess Tarakanova (K. Flavitsky)

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