• Born date: 1714-07-12
  • Born in: n.a.
  • Death date: 1767-02-15
Mikhail Illarionovich Vorontsov

Count Mikhail Illarionovich Vorontsov (Russian: Михаи́л Илларио́нович Воронцо́в) (July 12, 1714 – February 15, 1767) was a Russian statesman and diplomat, who laid foundations for the fortunes of the Vorontsov family.At the age of fourteen, Vorontsov was appointed a kammerjunker at the court of the tsesarevna Yelizaveta Petrovna, whom he materially assisted during the famous coup d'etat of December 6, 1741, when she mounted the Russian throne on the shoulders of the Preobrazhensky Grenadiers.

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