8 Leaders Who Had Teenage Mistresses Part 2

About 8 leaders, kings, emperors and rulers who had teenage mistresses.

8 LEADERS WHO HAD TEENAGE MISTRESSES

4. GRIGORI ALEKSANDROVICH POTEMKIN (1739-1791)

After taking part in the coup d'etat that placed Catherine II on the throne of Russia, Potemkin was, for 17 years, the most powerful man in the country. He was Catherine's prime minister, adviser, and agent for her plans of Russian expansion. And he was her lover. Their close relationship, even after the sexual aspect of their love affair ended, was a curious one-in which Potemkin played the role of her pimp, selecting many of her young lovers that replaced him in the imperial bed. Even more curious was the empress's tolerance of his incestuous relationships with his five nieces. His favorite was Catherine, youngest and prettiest of the sisters, who was 15 years old when she became pregnant by her uncle. The empress had planned to marry Catherine to her own son, Alexis Bobrinsky.

5. NAPOLEON BONAPARTE (1769-1821)

Mademoiselle George was a 16-year-old actress of the Comedie Francaise when she bedded with Napoleon. It was 1802, and the place was St. Cloud, the royal estate where he resided with the barren Josephine. Josephine was even said to have heard them screaming one night during a strenuous pillow fight. The mademoiselle was only one of the emperor's several mistresses. He married the Archduchess Marie Louise of Austria the same year he divorced Josephine, and he was still carrying on an affair with Countess Maria Walewska of Poland. Some say the Polish noblewoman had expected to be the new queen. She left her husband when she was 18 years old, and even after he betrayed her by marrying the archduchess, she continued to see him. She visited him on the island of Elba in 1814, a few months before his vain attempt to regain the crown of France. One year later, she fell in love with one of Napoleon's former officers and married him.

6. ALEXANDER II (1818-1881)

The czar was 38 years old when he met Ekaterina, the 10-year-old daughter of Prince Mikhail Dolgorukov. Captivated by the child, Alexander made her his ward and had her educated in a school for young ladies on the Finnish coast. He was a frequent visitor to the school, where he could be seen sleigh-riding with Ekaterina. She became his mistress at age 17, when the czar was 45. They were lovers for 26 years, and Ekaterina bore him three children. The czar finally married his mistress in 1880, when the empress died. Alexander was killed the following year by a terrorist's bomb in St. Petersburg. Ekaterina retired to the south of France with her children, where she lived until her death in 1922.

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