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Catherine IIKnown 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.
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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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