Peter III


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Peter III

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(Biography) 1728–62, grandson of Peter I and tsar of Russia (1762): deposed in a coup d'état led by his wife (later Catherine II); assassinated
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The 15-year-old German princess Sophie Frederica Augusta arrived in Russia as the prospective bride of Peter III in 1744.
1762 Peter III, Czar of Russia, is assassinated a week after he abdicates the throne.
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.