Paul I (Russian: Па́вел I Петро́вич 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. Officially, he was the only son of Peter III and Catherine the Great , although Catherine hinted that he was fathered by her lover Sergei Saltykov .
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. Son of Peter III (reigned 1762) and Catherine the Great (reigned 1762–96), Paul was reared by his father’s aunt, the empress Elizabeth (reigned 1741–61).
Paul I of Russia. (Emperor of Russia (1796 - 1801)) Emperor Paul I ruled Russia for a short span of five years from 1796 to 1801. He was the only son of Emperor Peter III and Empress Catherine II the Great. His relationship with his mother was strained because his grand aunt, Empress Elizabeth, had preferred him as a successor to the throne and ignored Catherine.
Mar 3, 2001 · 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 formidable Catherine had little time for her heir.
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.
May 29, 2018 · Paul I. 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. Empress Elizabeth brought Paul up under her personal supervision, and his schooling was under the direction of Nikita Ivanovich Panin, who later became Catherine's chief diplomatic adviser.
Paul I of Russia was the Emperor of all Russia (or Tsar) between 1796 and 1801, when he was deposed and assassinated in a palace coup. Paul succeeded his mother, Catherine the Great, and almost immediately launched a campaign to revoke her legacy. Paul appears to have hated his mother and her acts as Empress.