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Today in History, Sept. 24

Portrait of Grigory Potemkin Unknown artist

274 years ago today, on Sept. 24, 1739, Grigory Alexandrovich Potemkin was born. During his lifetime, Potemkin became known for his skills as a military leader and for being a favorite of Catherine II.

The Russian battleship Potemkin, on which a rebellion took place that many argue marked the beginning of the Russian Revolution of 1905, was named after him.

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