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Elizabeth Pe·trov·na(pə-trôv′nə) 1709-1762.
Empress of Russia (1741-1762) whose reign saw a return to the political spirit of her father, Peter I, and was marked by cultural development and Russian involvement in the War of the Austrian Succession (1740-1748) and the Seven Years' War (1756-1763).
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