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Catherine the Great
Dmitry Levitsky - Portrait of Catherine II the Legislatress in the Temple of the Goddess of Justice - Google Art Project.jpg
Catherine II bi Dmitry Levitsky
Empress an Autocrat o Aw the Roushies
Reign 9 Julie 1762 – 17 November 1796
Coronation 12 September 1762
Predecessor Peter III
Successor Paul I
Empress consort o Aw the Roushies
Tenure 25 Dizember 1761–9 Julie 1762
Born Mey 2, 1729(1729-05-02)
Stettin, Pomeranie, Kinrick o Proushie, Holy Roman Empire
Died November 17, 1796(1796-11-17) (aged 67)
Saunt Petersburg, Roushie
Burial Peter an Paul Cathedral in Saunt Petersburg
Spoose Peter III o Roushie
Issue
3 illegitimate childer
Paul o Roushie
Full name
Sophie Friederike Auguste
Hoose
Faither Christian Augustus, Prince o Anhalt-Zerbst
Mither Johanna Elisabeth o Holstein-Gottorp
Releegion Lutheranism, then Eastren Orthodox
Signatur

Yekaterina Alexeevna or Catherine II, kent as Catherine the Great an aw (Roushie: Екатерина II Великая, Yekaterina II Velikaya), Empress o Roushie (2 Mey [O.S. 21 Aprile] 1729 – 17 November [O.S. 6 November] 1796), wis the maist renouned an the langest-rulin female leader o Roushie, reignin frae 9 Julie [O.S. 28 Juin] 1762 till her daith at the age o saxty-seiven. She wis born in Stettin, Pomeranie, Proushie as Sophie Friederike Auguste von Anhalt-Zerbst-Dornburg, an came tae pouer follaein a coup d'état an the assassination o her husband, Peter III, at the end o the Seiven Years' War. Roushie wis revitalisit unner her reign, growin lairger an stranger than iver an becomin recognisit as ane o the great pouers o Europe.

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