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Polish by birth Catherine the Great assumed power in Russia when

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Polish by birth, Catherine the Great assumed power in Russia when her husband Peter III

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Catherine the Great's natural son by Count Orlov, Aleksey Grigorievich Bobrinsky (1762–1813 in his estate of Bogoroditsk, near Tula), born three months ...

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Catherine II served as Empress of Russia was born Sophia Augusta Frederica in the German city of Stettin, Prussia (now Szczecin, Poland), on April 21, 1729.

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Young Catherine soon after her arrival in Russia, by Louis Caravaque

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After the death of Empress Elizabeth on 5 January 1762 (OS: 25 December 1761), Peter succeeded to the throne as Emperor Peter III, and Catherine became ...

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Catherine was crowned at the Assumption Cathedral in Moscow on 22 September 1762. Her coronation marks the creation of one of the main treasures of the ...

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Catherine the Great at her young age

... dispatched soon after, and I got to gloriously rally the Russian people on horseback wearing the uniform of a colonel of the Preobrazhensky Regiment.

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26 Catherine the Great – German- born Russian tsarina; combined selective Enlightenment ideas with strong centralizing policies; converted the nobility to a ...

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Some may consider Poniatowski a traitor, but he also presided over a flowering of Polish culture. /PAP

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No one wanted power more than Ivan III. As Ivan grew older he became a great military leader, he led an army angainst his fathers enemies.later his father

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Ecatherine II Alexeevna “The Great”, born Sophie Auguste Friederike von Anhalt-Zerbst-Dornburg, Empress and Autocrat of all Russia was born on the 21 April ...

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Catherine the Great, Russian Yekaterina Velikaya, also called Catherine II, Russian in full Yekaterina Alekseyevna, original name Sophie Friederike Auguste, ...

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Catherine was persecuted by Empress Elizabeth for several years since she wanted an heir for the Russian throne quite soon. On the other hand, ...

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He was a well educated man with enlightened ideas, who wanted to reform the Polish system of government. He helped establish government commissions for the ...

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Catherine's daughter Anna Petrovna was born in 1757