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  • Catherine II

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    Elizabeth I of Russia chose her to marry her son, Peter Fyodorvich. Catherine prepared for the role of czarina by studying the Russian language intently. Love played no role in her thoughts to marry Peter; Catherine was only interested in the throne. As a strict Lutheran, Catherine’s father was very unhappy about Catherine marrying a Russian Orthodox. Her father wrote her letters begging her not to abandon Lutheranism. Catherine was determined to gain the respect of the Russian orthodox, so when

  • The Contributions of Catherine II (Catherine the Great), Empress of Russia

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    The Contributions of Catherine II (Catherine the Great), Empress of Russia Catherine II, or Catherine the Great, empress of Russia (1762-96), did much to transform Russia into a modern country. Originally named Sophie Fredericke Augusta, she was born in Stettin (now Szczecin, Poland), on May 2, 1729, the daughter of the German prince of Anhalt-Zerbst. At the age of 15 she went to Russia to become the wife of Peter, nephew and heir of Empress ELIZABETH. Elizabeth died on Dec. 25, 1761

  • Catherine the Great (Catherine II of Russia)

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    faced a long time period full of weak rulers who didn’t have any significant contributions to Russia (Farah). However, after 37 long years, a woman called Sophie Friederike Auguste, Catherine II or Catherine the Great, who had married the czar of Russia 17 years earlier, became the next great ruler of Russia. Catherine, a very intellectual woman, was interested in music and literature, knew German, French, and managed to learn Russian in a short period of time. This intelligent woman, as Russia’s

  • Catherine II: A New Law Code: Catherine The Great

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    Catherine II, or more commonly known as Catherine the Great, reigned over Russia with the ideas of Enlightenment. These ideas are best seen in her attempt at a new law code, the Nakaz. From reading the Nakaz, someone can see that Catherine saw the Enlightenment ideas of natural law, freedom, and liberty as the most important. The new law code was created not only to enforce the enlightenment ideas, but also to have a more concise law code for the people of Russia. Catherine argued that a trend towards

  • Catherine II and Stalin

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    Catherine II and Stalin Catherine II (the Great) and Joseph Stalin were both leaders of Russia that demonstrated an awareness of the West. They tried to emulate some of the elements of the West while purposely neglecting others. For this reason they were partial westernizers. Catherine the Great was very in tune with the Enlightenment and she had vast knowledge over the culture of Western Europe. Due to this she decided that her country was backward and would need to change in order

  • Catherine II Life and Accomplishments

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    Catherine II Catherine II of Russia was one of the most influential rulers in Russian history. Catherine was born a princess in Germany, originally named Sophie Fredericke Auguste von Anhalt-Zerbst, but moved to Russia, changed her name and married the heir to the throne (Massie 96). Prior to Catherine’s reign her husband, Peter III, whom she married at age fifteen was in power. Their marriage was an unhappy one and Peter often was unfaithful to Catherine .Peter also proved very unpopular among

  • Catherine the Great of Russia and the Coup against Peter III

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    The real figure and story of Catherine the Great and Peter the Third has been overlaid by gilt and varnish much like the church mural paintings of old. Some of the true story would be uncovered, while other fragments of it would remain hidden beneath the surface never to be revealed. The allegory of Catherine, and the mysteriously convenient death of Peter III, is one that has been pondered over for decades. With very little evidence to go by the events that occurred on June 28, 1762 are very mysterious

  • Catherine The Great: The History And Biography Of Catherine The Great

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    Introduction Also known as Catherine II, Catherine the Great was an empress who ruled Russia from 1762 to 1796. She is the only Russian woman to have ever reigned for this long. Even though she is mostly acknowledged for her matters of the heart rather than her state affairs, Catherine managed to greatly expand her empire to become a recognized force in Europe. Catherine was born as Sophie von Anhalt-Zerbst in 1729 to a Prussian Prince. In her teenage years she was unhappily married to a Russian

  • Catherine the Great

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    Catherine the Great Catherine II (a.k.a. Catherine the Great) Catherine II, or Catherine the Great, empress of all Russia, did much to continue the process of Westernization reforms began by Peter the Great. Catherine was devoted to art, literature, science, and politics. Many people say she had a great gift and was a great leader, thus she was awarded with the name “the Great” She helped develop schools, hospitals, and many other organizations for the country. She was a shrewd leader and autocrat

  • Catherine the Great

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    Catherine the Great BORN: May 2, 1729 in Stettin, Prussia (now Szczecin, Poland) DIED: November 6, 1796 near Saint Petersburg, Russia [IMAGE] A Russian Empress for thirty-four years, during which Russia became a world super-power. When Catherine II, seized the Russian throne from her less-than-perfect husband, Peter III, she had absolutely no right to it! She wasn't even born a Russian, nor was her name Catherine at first. In fact, her birth name was Sophia Augusta Fredericka