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Zofia Potocka

Polish noble

Died when: 62 years 316 days (754 months)
Star Sign: Capricorn


Zofia Potocka

Zofia Potocka née Clavone (Ukrainian: Софія Костянтинівна Потоцька; 11 January 1760 – 24 November 1822) was a Greek slave courtesan and a Russian agent, later a Polish noblewoman.

She was famous in contemporary Europe for her beauty and adventurous life.During the Russo-Turkish War (1787–1792) she was the lover of the Russian commander prince Grigory Potemkin and acted as an agent in Russian service.

Compatriots of her time wrote: "She was beautiful as a dream, a child of southern countries.All those who have seen her admire her beauty, igniting a fire in the hearts of men and envy in the eyes of women."

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