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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
Spouse Peter III o Roushie
3 illegitimate childer
Paul o Roushie
Full name
Sophie Friederike Auguste
Faither Christian Augustus, Prince o Anhalt-Zerbst
Mither Johanna Elisabeth o Holstein-Gottorp
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
Releegion Lutheranism, then Eastren Orthodox

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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