The most touching love story of the 18th century: Praskovya Zhemchugova and Nikolai Sheremetev

The most touching love story of the 18th century: Praskovya Zhemchugova and Nikolai Sheremetev

23.09.2022 0 By admin

After the death of his beloved papa, the heir to a huge fortune fell into depression and took to drink. Pasha actually brought Nikolai back to life. And then Nikolai Petrovich conceived the unprecedented – marriage to a serf. By that time, Praskovya was living very hard – high society did not want to hear about Sheremetev’s girl, even if she was a genius three times, and the villagers openly hated her.

Paul I did not want to give permission for this marriage. Then, according to one of the legends, Sheremetev decided to act by cunning. He invited the sovereign to visit him – to listen to the chorus of serfs in the Fountain Palace (approx. Woman.ru: Nikolai Petrovich, a generous soul, regularly updated the interiors in it, and then even rebuilt the house, wanting to make a gift to his beloved), in which Pasha sang. The reaction of Paul I was not much different from the reaction of Catherine II, he was so shocked that he allowed the count to marry.

According to another version, the count acted in secret, because he was sure of the refusal of the king. In December 1798, Nikolai Petrovich gave freedom to Praskovya and her family.