Catherine II


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Catherine II

Known as "Catherine the Great." 1729-1796.
Empress of Russia (1762-1796) after her husband, Peter III (1728-1762), was deposed by a group led by her lover. She vastly increased the territory of the empire through conquest and three partitions of Poland.

Catherine II

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(Biography) known as Catherine the Great. 1729–96, empress of Russia (1762–96), during whose reign Russia extended her boundaries at the expense of Turkey, Sweden, and Poland: she was a patron of literature and the arts
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This is a tribute to the founder of the museum Catherine II, known asCatherine the Great.
The church was built during the reign of Catherine II at the initiative of the head of Armenian community, outstanding statesman Hovhannes Lazaryan and at the donations of the Armenian community.
As she shows in regard to Catherine II, the great empress was bound by Elizabeth's suspension of capital punishment to avoid this penalty and readily worked through the Senate to issue sentences, yet she nonetheless continually inserted her own personal instructions on the need for spiritual penance.
L'amitie speciale entre le Royaume du Maroc et la Russie date du 18e siecle comme en attestent les correspondances entre la Reine Catherine II et le Sultan Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah, qui mettaient en avant des relations basees sur le respect des interets mutuels", souligne Ahmed Charai, editeur et membre du conseil d'administration de plusieurs think tanks americains, dans cette analyse intitulee "La promesse du partenariat maroco-russe".
The Russo-Turkish War, 1768-1774: Catherine II and the Ottoman Empire
Russian Empress Catherine II had the port of Sevastopol built in 1783.
In her essay on the Russian and Habsburg Alliance of 1781 between Catherine II and Joseph II, Maria Petrova also details a full century of diplomatic relations between Russia and the Habsburgs, and their evolving attitudes toward neighboring states.
This country has represented the focus of Russia's plans since it became part of the Russian empire under the manifesto of Catherine II on April 8, 1783, which put "the Crimean peninsula, Taman and the whole Kuban area under the Russian state.
Unlike the operas of Catherine II and her literary and musical minions, these are authors and works that matter greath to students and listeners today; interest in them is not only historical, but aesthetic.
Trademarks "Guberniya Dvoryanska" and "Guberniya Dvoryanska Luxe" remind of the "noble period" of the epoch of Catherine II, when only representatives of the nobility could run the home winemaking.
titulo autentico del manuscrito convertido posteriormente en Entretiens avec o Memoires pour Catherine II.
The framework of Monter's book is structured, therefore, around issues of matrimony and inheritance, and of legitimacy and authority in the lives of thirty female rulers from Jeanne II, who became the head of the tiny kingdom of Navarre in 1328, to Catherine II "the Great," who ruled Russia for more than thirty years up until her death in 1796.