Marilyn Elizabeth Eberspacher Marilyn Elizabeth Eberspacher (nee Peters); Beloved wife of the late Melvin Eberspacher; Devoted mother of Karen Diane Eberspacher and Cheryl Lynn Bussert; Cherished grandmother of Jamie (Jonathan) Edwards, Claire (Bob) Jones and Adam (Brian Benham) Bussert and great-grandmother of Taylor, Peter III
and Hunter Pavia, Taylor and Dylan Jones, Kelsey, Bryce and Ty Edwards, Henry, Loretta, Sylvia and Adelaide Freedman.
1762 Peter III
, Czar of Russia, is assassinated a week after he abdicates the throne.
Elizabeth is the daughter of Peter III
King of Aragon, Spain, and Queen Constancia, daughter of King Manfred of Sicily, Italy.
(9) They were officially secret for over a century because they more or less confirm that Paul I was her son by Sergei Saltykov and not her husband, Peter III
, and that Empress Elizabeth sanctioned this solution due to the lack of an heir.
Now, inspired by her Russian heritage, she will play the strong-minded and sexually liberated Catherine who ruled from 1762 to 1796 after ousting weak hus-band Peter III
1762: Catherine the Great refuses to flee Russia Instead, after husband Peter III
became tsar, she mobilised troops, had him arrested and spent the next 34 years expanding the Russian Empire.
The 15-year-old German princess Sophie Frederica Augusta arrived in Russia as the prospective bride of Peter III
Renamed Catherine upon her conversion to Orthodoxy, she shrewdly ingratiated herself with her future subjects by embracing their language and customs, and, in return, they unseated and imprisoned her ineffectual husband, Tsar Peter III
, and installed her as empress only six months after Peter had assumed the crown.
Shortly after Elizabeth died in January 1762 and her husband was crowned Peter III
, she made her move.
For instance, Peter the Great attacked the value of monasteries and Peter III
took away Church lands.
By the time he ascended in 1762 as Peter III
, he and Catherine were estranged and living largely separate lives.
By the time he ascended it in 1762 as Peter III
, he and Catherine were estranged and living largely separate lives at the court.