Duchesses of Holstein-Gottorp: Catherine the Great, Alexandra Feodorovna, Princess Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Maria Feodorovna Source Wikipedia

ISBN: 9781155699608

Published: August 18th 2011

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Duchesses of Holstein-Gottorp: Catherine the Great, Alexandra Feodorovna, Princess Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Maria Feodorovna  by  Source Wikipedia

Duchesses of Holstein-Gottorp: Catherine the Great, Alexandra Feodorovna, Princess Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Maria Feodorovna by Source Wikipedia
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 47. Chapters: Catherine the Great, Alexandra Feodorovna, Princess Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, MariaMorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 47. Chapters: Catherine the Great, Alexandra Feodorovna, Princess Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Maria Feodorovna, Elizabeth Alexeievna, Princess Leonida Bagration of Mukhrani, Maria Alexandrovna, List of consorts of Holstein-Gottorp, Grand Duchess Anna Petrovna of Russia, Hedvig Sophia of Sweden, Joanna Elisabeth of Holstein-Gottorp, Natalia Alexeievna of Russia, Princess Frederica Amalia of Denmark, Duchess Marie Elisabeth of Saxony, Augusta of Denmark, Christine of Hesse.

Excerpt: Catherine II (Russian: , Yekaterina II Velikaya), also known as Catherine the Great (German: ), was born in Stettin, Pomerania, Prussia on 2 May 1729 as Sophie Friederike Auguste von Anhalt-Zerbst-Dornburg. She reigned as Empress of Russia from 9 July 1762 after the assassination of her husband, Peter III, just after the end of the Seven Years War until her death on 17 November 1796.

Under her direct auspices the Russian Empire expanded, improved its administration, and continued to modernize along Western European lines. Catherines rule re-vitalized Russia, which grew stronger than ever and became recognized as one of the great powers of Europe. She had successes in foreign policy and oversaw sometimes brutal reprisals in the wake of rebellion (most notably Pugachevs Rebellion). Catherines father Christian August, Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst belonged to the ruling family of Anhalt, but held the rank of a Prussian general in his capacity as Governor of the city of Stettin (now Szczecin, Poland).

Born as Sophia Augusta Frederica (German: Sophie Friederike Auguste von Anhalt-Zerbst-Dornburg, nicknamed Figchen) in Stettin, Pomerania, and two of her first cousins became Kings of Sweden: Gustav III and Charles XIII. In accordance with the custom then prevailing in the ruling dynasties of Germany, she received her education chiefly from a Fren...



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