Potemkin[pō tem′kin, pə-; Russ pu tyôm′kin]
Potemkin definition by Webster's New World
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Potemkin, Grigori Aleksandrovich 1739-91; Russ. field marshal & statesman: favorite of Catherine the Great
Potemkin definition by American Heritage Dictionary
, Grigori Aleksandrovich 1739-1791.
Russian army officer and politician. The lover of Catherine II, he helped her seize power in 1762.