Catherine the Great Biography

Yekaterina Alexeevna or Catherine II, also known as Catherine the Great, was the most renowned and the longest-ruling female leader of Russia, reigning from 9 July [O.S. 28 June] 1762 until her death in 1796 at the age of 67. Her reign was called Russia's golden age. She was born in Stettin, Pomerania, Prussia as Sophie Friederike Auguste von Anhalt-Zerbst-Dornburg, and came to power following a coup d'├ętat and the assassination of her husband, Peter III, at the end of the Seven Years' War. Russia was revitalized under her reign, growing larger and stronger than ever and becoming recognized as one of the great powers of Europe.

In both her accession to power and in rule of her empire, Catherine often relied on her noble favourites, most notably Grigory Orlov and Grigory Potemkin. Assisted by highly successful generals such as Pyotr Rumyantsev and Alexander Suvorov, and admirals such as Fyodor Ushakov, she governed at a time when the Russian Empire was expanding rapidly by conquest and diplomacy. Source: Wikipedia

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Name:
Catherine the Great
Full Name:
Yekaterina Alexeevna
Nationality:
Russian Empire
Profession:
Politician
Ethnicity:
Germans
Religion:
Russian Orthodox Church, Lutheranism, Eastern Christ
Date of Birth:
May 2, 1729
Astrological Sign:
Taurus
Date of Death:
November 17, 1796
Age at Death:
67
Cause of Death:
Stroke
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