After the palace revolution of 1772, Thott joined the newly-formed ministry.
He arranged to be temporarily absent from his post at the time of the palace revolution by which Catherine II.
Like a flaw of wind on a summer night the revolution, a palace revolution of course, blew and was past.
An administrative assistant had just planned a palace revolution on a system 200 light years away.
Urumush, the next ruler, also achieved successes in Elam and elsewhere, but his life was cut short by a palace revolution.
The truth appears to be that he came to the throne as the leader of a palace revolution at a time of great unrest.