Menschikoff, Alexander Danilovitch (16721729)

Menschikoff, Alexander Danilovitch, Russian soldier and statesman, born in humble life at Moscow; became servant to Lefort, on whose death he succeeded him as favourite of Peter the Great, whom he accompanied to Holland and England; in the Swedish War (1702-1713) he won renown, and was created field-marshal on the field of Pultowa; he introduced to the Czar Catharine, afterwards czarina, whom he captured at Marienburg, and when Peter died secured the throne for her; during her reign and her successor's he governed Russia, but his ambition led the nobles to banish him to Siberia 1727 (16721729).

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

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