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The life of Catherine the Great of Russia.

Edward Arthur Brayley Hodgetts

The life of Catherine the Great of Russia.

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Published by Methuen in London .
Written in English

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  • Catherine -- II, -- Empress of Russia, -- 1729-1796.

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    Open LibraryOL13964842M


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With her ministers she reorganized the administration and law of the Russian Empire and extended Russian territory, adding Crimea and much of Poland. Buy a cheap copy of Great Catherine: The Life of Catherine book by Carolly Erickson.

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Catherine the Great was Empress of Russia between 9 July and Novem 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.

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The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Peter the Great, Nicholas and Alexandra, and The Romanovs returns with another masterpiece of narrative biography, the extraordinary story of an obscure young German princess who traveled to Russia at fourteen and rose to become one of the most remarkable, powerful, and captivating women in history.

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Life as a servant. The life of Catherine I was said by Voltaire to be nearly as extraordinary as that of Peter the Great himself. There are no documents that confirm her origins. Said to have been born on 15 April (o.s.

5 April), she was originally named Marta Helena was the daughter of Samuel Skowroński (later spelt Samuil Skavronsky), a Roman Catholic Successor: Peter II.

Legends abound about Catherine the Great—the good kind and the bad kind. In the plus column, the longest-reigning empress of Russia transformed her empire into one of Europe’s great and. Catherine the Great: biography at its best She convened the first representative assembly in Russia’s history, anticipating the creation of the ill-fated Duma a century and a half later.

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One of the most colorful characters in modern history, Catherine II of Russia began her life as a minor German princess, until the childless /5(3). Life of Catherine the Great of Russia. London, Methuen & Co. (OCoLC) Named Person: Catherine, Empress of Russia; Catherine, Empress of Russia; Catherine, Empress of Russia: Material Type: Internet resource: Document Type: Book, Internet Resource: All Authors / Contributors: E A Brayley Hodgetts.

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Born inCatherine II — better known as Catherine the Great — was Empress of Russia from untilmaking her the country’s longest-ruling female leader. She came to power Author: Flora Carr.

They were first popularized in Russia in the s by Empress Elizabeth I, the daughter of Peter the Great and Catherine’s de facto mother-in. Biography: Catherine the Great. Jacqui Rossi talks about the long reign of Catherine II of Russia (more commonly known as Catherine the Great), her start as a Prussian princess, and her marriage.

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Massie. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Hardcover format. The main characters of this history, biography story are,/5. Catherine’s family, friends, ministers, generals, lovers, and enemies—all are here, vividly brought to life.

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Massie. The Russian empress Catherine II, known as Catherine the Great, reigned from to She expanded the Russian Empire, improved administration, and energetically pursued the policy of Westernization (the process of changing to western ideas and traditions).

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Catherine took numerous lovers during the unhappy marriage, and when she wrote her memoirs later in life, she alleged that her son Paul, the future emperor of Russia, could not have been Peter’s. The life of Catherine the Great has the pace of a good thriller, but Massie instead tells the story as a leisurely 19th-century novel in which no detail is considered too small.

Catherine II, or Catherine the Great, served as empress of Russia for more than three decades in the late 18th century after overthrowing her husband, Peter : CATHERINE THE GREAT and the Expansion of Russia by GLADYS SCOTT THOMSON.

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Catherine The Great: First She Read, Then She Ruled Biographer Robert Massie explains how Catherine II read books to escape the misery of her unhappy marriage. When she became empress inshe. One of the most colorful characters in modern history, Catherine II of Russia began her life as a minor German princess, until the childless Empress Elizabeth and Catherine's own scheming mother married her off to the Grand Duke Peter of Russia at age sixteen.

By thirty-three, she had overthrown her husband in a bloodless coup and established herself as Empress of the. Catherine’s Personal Life and Death; And much more. Catherine the Great counted among her successes many glorious military victories which succeeded in expanding Russia’s realm to oversquare miles.

She was, by all accounts, an efficacious leader and. A fan of the Enlightenment as a youthful lady, Catherine would eventually realize that the distance between “an Enlightenment philosopher’s definition of an ideal monarchy and the immediate problems of everyday life in rural Russia was simply too great.”.

Was Catherine the Great, the German princess who became Empress of All the Russias, a murderer and tyrant, or an enlightened shepherd of Russia's expanded role in Europe. Historian Alexander avoids an. Count Sergei Vasilievich Saltykov (Russian: Сергей Васильевич Салтыков, IPA: [sʲɪrˈɡʲej vɐˈsʲilʲjɪvʲɪt͡ɕ səltɨˈkof]; c.

– ) was a Russian officer (chamberlain) who became the first lover of Empress Catherine the Great after her arrival in Russia. In her memoirs, Empress Catherine II implies very strongly that he was the biological father of.

Catherine II or Catherine the Great, –96, czarina of Russia (–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 when Czarina Elizabeth of Russia chose her as the wife of the future Czar Peter ing the Orthodox faith, she changed.

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Erickson was very thorough in learning her sources and skillfully selects significant and entertaining detail.Catherine the Great was the longest ruling female leader of Russia whose reign was called Russia’s Golden Age.

This biography of Catherine the Great provides detailed information about her childhood, life, achievements, works & timeline.Catherine the Great, also known as Catherine II, ruled Russia from to She ruled for 34 years which was the longest a female ever ruled Russia.

Although Catherine the Great is known for putting personal affairs ahead of Russian affairs, she did accomplish a lot during her reign.