Paul I (Russian: Па́вел I Петро́вич, romanized: Pavel I Petrovich; 1 October [O.S. 20 September] 1754 – 23 March [O.S. 11 March] 1801) was Emperor of Russia from 1796 until his assassination.
Paul, Russian in full Pavel Petrovich, (born October 1 [September 20, Old Style], 1754, St. Petersburg, Russia—died March 23 [March 11], 1801, St. Petersburg), emperor of Russia from 1796 to 1801.
Paul I of Russia was the son and successor of Catherine the Great, who took the Romanov throne away from her feeble-minded husband, Tsar Peter III, and had him killed in 1762, an event which ever afterwards preyed on the mind of their son, then a boy of eight.
The Russian czar Paul I (1754-1801), the son and successor of Catherine the Great, reigned from 1796 until his assassination in 1801. Noted for his tyranny, he reversed many of his mother's policies. Born on Sept. 20, 1754, Paul I was the son of Emperor Peter III and Catherine the Great.
Emperor Paul I tried to change Russia in one go and forcibly. Although he only wanted the best for the country, his chaotic actions led to disastrous treason, and Paul was murdered.
Paul I. Born: St. Petersburg, 20 September (1 October) 1754. Died: St. Petersburg, 11 (23) March 1801. Reigned: 1796-1801. The future Emperor Paul I was the son of Peter III and his wife, Catherine the Great.
Hermitage Museum. Paul I, elated by recognition from the Maltese Knights, and probably even more by the romantic image of wandering knights asking for help, created the "Russian Grand Priory" to ...
Paul I was born in the Summer Palace in St Petersburg on September 20, 1754. He was the son of the Grand Duchess, later Empress, Catherine II, but according to one scurrilous report his father was not her husband, the Grand Duke Peter, who would become Emperor Peter III, but Colonel Serge Saltykov, a lover of Catherine II.
Russian Monarch. When Catherine II the Great of Russia died on November 17, 1796, her only son at the age of 42 years, Emperor Paul I, became Russia's monarch. The early years of Paul Petrovich Romanov's life were dedicated to preparing him for this position. He was said to have been a sickly child with poor eating...
Natalia Alexeievna, Tsarevna of Russia (25 June 1755 – 26 April 1776) was the first wife of Paul Petrovich, Tsarevich of Russia (future Emperor Paul I), son of the Empress Catherine II.