Paul I.st Emperor of Russia.
Engraved for the Encyclopedia Londinensis, 1826.
Stipple, large margins. Plate 165 x 109mm. 6½ x 4¼".
Paul I (1754-1801), Emperor of Russia from 1796 until his death. His attempts to force the nobility to adopt a code of chivalry alienated many of his trusted advisors and thus this led to the conspiracy of his assassination on 23 march 1808, when he was murdered in his own bedroom in the newly built St Michael's Castle by a band of dismissed officers headed by General Bennigsen.
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