Catherine ii, also known as catherine the great makes it to #4 on my list as best russian ruler born in 1729 in stettin, prussia as sophia augusta fredricka, she was betrothed to the orphaned grandson of peter the great whom she married in 1745. Catherine the great was tsarina of russia, one of the most powerful women in european history so how did the idea she died while attempting an unusual practice with a horse become one of the most virulent myths in modern history, transmitted by whispers in school playgrounds across the western world. The russian republic was established immediately after the russian revolution of 1917 and became a union republic in 1922 during the post-world war ii era, russia was a central player in international affairs, locked in a cold war struggle with the united statesin 1991, following the dissolution of the soviet union, russia joined with several other former soviet republics to form a loose.
Catherine i empress catherine i was the second wife of peter i the great and the first empress of russia in power from 1725 to 1727 peter iii russian emperor peter iii ruled for only six months he was groomed for the throne of sweden, but was destined to become the russian emperor. 1 catherine the great’s name wasn’t catherine, and she wasn’t even russian the woman whom history would remember as catherine the great, russia’s longest-ruling female leader, was. Brief overview of the history of russia the area that is today the country of russia has been inhabited by people for thousands of years the first modern state in russia was founded in 862 by king rurik of the rus, who was made the ruler of novgorod.
Catherine the great russian history - catherine the great policy like peter the great before her, catherine ii cared for strengthening of the statehood her policy was named enlightened absolutism catherine carried out a number of reforms in the field of state governance, education, army and many others catherine waged two wars against turks. Catherine the great summary: born on may 2, 1729 in prussia, yekaterina alexeevna, later known as catherine ii and catherine the great, became empress of russia in 1762 and was instrumental in revitalizing russia and establishing it as a great european power catherine began her reign after the. Catherine ii, or catherine the great, was born in stettin, prussia, on may 2, 1729 her father, christian august, was the prince of a small german principality her mother paid little attention to her, favoring her sickly younger brother and leaving catherine to be raised by the family's governess. Catherine the great: catherine the great, empress of russia also called catherine ii, russian in full yekaterina alekseyevna, original name sophie friederike auguste, prinzessin (princess) incited the greatest uprising of russian history prior to the revolution of 1917.
Catherine the great was empress of russia between 9 july 1762 and november 17, 1796 catherine seized power from her husband, peter iii, in a coup d’etat and, seeing herself as an enlightened despot, reigned over what is regarded by many as a golden era of russian enlightenment and expansion. Catherine i of russia in 1724 catherine was officially crowned and named co-ruler the year before his death, peter and catherine had an estrangement over her support of willem mons , brother of peter's former mistress anna , and brother to one of the current ladies in waiting to catherine, matryona balk. Norka, russia was founded on august 15, 1767 by colonists who predominantly originated from the area now comprised of the current state and cultural region of hessen, germany these colonists were drawn to russia by the manifesto of catherine ii who wishe. Catherine the great the russian empress catherine ii (1729-1796), known as catherine the great, reigned from 1762 to 1796 she expanded the russian empire, improved administration, and vigorously pursued the policy of westernization.
The future catherine the great was born a german princess in one of the tiny german states, but turned out to be a powerful and enlightened ruler of the vast russian empire in 1745 she was married to prince carl peter ulrich, the heir to the russian throne (the future emperor peter iii. Born in a poor sect of the german country near the baltic sea, sophia augusta frederica, renamed catherine ii the great would later become one of the most important rulers in the history of russia. Pretenders plagued catherine the great's reign in a way unmatched by any other period in russian history at least seventeen of the twenty-six pretenders during catherine's reign appeared in one of three clusters six from 1764–1765, six from 1772–1774, and five from 1782–1786. Renowned as catherine the great, empress of all the russias, this remarkable woman was neither russian nor originally named catherine born sophie friederike auguste from anhalt-zerbst, she was indeed a princess, but one that came from an obscure and impoverished german duchy. Ukrainian historians have categorized the famous 18th century russian military commander alexander suvorov and empress catherine ii as promulgators of ideas of the ‘russian world’, saying this.
Catherine ii or catherine the great, 1729–96, czarina of russia (1762–96) rise to power a german princess, the daughter of christian augustus, prince of anhalt-zerbst, she emerged from the obscurity of her relatively modest background in 1744 when czarina elizabeth of russia chose her as the wife of the future czar peter iii. In 1745, after being received into the russian orthodox church, and changing her name to catherine, she married grand duke peter, grandson of peter the great and heir to the russian throne. Catherine ii, also known as catherine the great, was an empress of russia who ruled from 1762-1796, the longest reign of any female russian leader. Catherine ii of russia in documentary paintings (3 c, 12 f) media in category catherine ii of russia in history paintings the following 15 files are in this category, out of 15 total.
Catherine the great and russia catherine ii of russia (1729 – 1796) was the longest-ruling female leader of russia, reigning from 1762 until her death in 1796 at the age of 67 it was the largest peasant revolt in russia’s history the smolny institute: russia’s first educational establishment for women,. The future empress catherine ii of russia was born as sophie friederike auguste von anhalt-zerbst-dornburg as the daughter of christian august, prince of anhalt-zerbst and princess johanna elisabeth of holstein-gottorp on 2 may 1729. Romanov rule, peter i and catherine ii polish land, military accomplishments, russian elite, sea of azov, great northern war the reign of peter i (1682-1725), third son of alexis, was a turning point in russian history.
History of russia timeline timeline description: russia is the largest country in the world in terms of surface area, spanning nine time zones and covering more than 17 million square kilometers across northern eurasia russia has experienced periods of boom and bust, but has re-emerged as a political and economic world superpower. Recognized worldwide as a noteworthy historical figure, catherine the great was one of the most prominent rulers of russia and a figure deserving of admiration during her rule from 1762 to 1796 the russian empress catherine ii made such progress in political power that it is hard to find similar examples in world history. Catherine ii of russia (also titled catherine the great or yekaterina aleksei'evna) (april 21, 1729, stettin, germany – november 17, 1796 tsarskoye selo, russia) was empress of russia she came to power by a coup d'état that deposed her husband, who was killed.