Olga Alexandrovna Zherebtsova

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-------------------- Olga Zherebtsova was the sister of Prince Platon Zubov, the last favourite of Catherine the Great. After the empress died and was succeeded by her son Paul I (1796), Zubov and his brothers hatched a conspiracy to assassinate the new emperor. The plot was financed by the British ambassador, Sir Charles Whitworth, who was also Olga’s lover. Paul broke off diplomatic relations with Britain and ordered Whitworth to leave the country (1800). Olga followed him to England, only to find that he had already married a rich widow, the Duchess of Dorset (1801). In England, Olga became the mistress of the Prince Regent, the future King George IV. She gave birth to his son, who was named George Nord.



Olga Alexandrovna Zherebzova, née Zubova, also known as Madame Gerebtzoff (Russian: Ольга Александровна Жеребцова, 1766–1849), was the sister of the celebrated Zubov brothers, Prince Platon and Counts Nicholas and Valerian.

After her brothers' fall from grace following Catherine II's death, they conspired with Count Pahlen to assassinate her successor Paul whom they viewed as the author of their misfortunes. The conspirators met and discussed their plans at Zherebtsova's house. Some maintain that she appropriated the funds the British government passed through her lover Charles Whitworth, 1st Earl Whitworth to the conspirators. "Once diplomatic relations with England were broken, Whitworth was ordered to leave the capital with all his staff".

Zherebtsova followed Lord Whitworth to England where she was shocked to learn about his prospective betrothal to the widow of John Sackville, 3rd Duke of Dorset. It was rumored that Madame Gerepzof extorted from her rival some 10,000 pounds before turning her attention to the Prince Regent, whose mistress she is said to have become. She is even said to have given birth to a natural son, named George Nord, after his purported royal father.

In the declining years of her life, Madame Gerebtzoff returned to the Russian capital, where she again became immersed in court intrigues through her powerful son-in-law, Prince Aleksey Orlov. In the 1840s, she was the patron of Alexander Herzen, who would recall her character and opinions with admiration in his memoirs "My Past and Thoughts":

“ Like a tree in winter, she maintained the linear outline of her boughs after the leaves had fallen off and the scraggy bare branches had been pinched with cold, all the more clearly demonstrating her magnificent stature, her daring bulk, and the trunk, though white with frost, still stalking lordly and sulkily and braving every tempest and gust.

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Вторым тайным браком графиня Ольга Александровна сочиталась в Лондоне с принцем Уэльским Георгом. Современники считали Жеребцову одной из красивейших и возлюбленной женщиной принца Уэльского, будущего Георга IV. Был внебрачный сын Егор Норд от британского монарха; он дослужился до полковника и взял в жёны княжну Щербатову.

Егор Егорович Норд (1806-1844), родился в Лондоне, дали имя Георг,а фамилию - Норд, и большие средства. В 1810 году был привезен матерью в Россию , с 1827 года — капитан лейб-гвардии Гусарского полка, в 1841 — полковник. Был российским консулом в Персии и скончался в Гиляне от чёрной оспы. Тело было перевезено в Россию и предано земле в Царском Селе на кладбище церкви Казанской Божией Матери.

Их кузина графиня Елизавета Дмитриевна Зубова, вышла замуж за барона Григория Владимировича Розена, а уже их дочь баронесса Лидия, вышла за князя Александра Леоновича Дадиани.