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life of Catherine II of Russia

J H. CasteМЃra

life of Catherine II of Russia

by J H. CasteМЃra

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Published by printed for George Cawthorn, Messers Richardson, H.D. Symonds, J. Wallis, J. Wright and P. Hill [of Edinburgh] in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

By J.H. Castéra.

Statementtranslated from the French, and enlarged with explanatory notes and brief memoirs of illustrious persons ... by the Rev. W.W. Dakins.
ContributionsDakins, W W.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19891094M

  An enlarged translation by William Tooke of Jean Henri Castéra's 'Histoire de Catherine II', the revised version of his 'Vie de Catherine II' Publisher's advertisements: v. 3: final [6] p John Adams Library copy has bookplate: Sold by J. Ormrod, No. 41 Chestnut St., Philad[elphi]a John Adams Library copy appears to be missing map, likely p. 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 peasant from the Successor: Peter II.

  The Heroines of History - audiobook John S. JENKINS ( - ) A look at some of the famous women in European history. Includes biographies on Cleopatra;. Catherine II of Russia (also known as Catherine the Great) was born in Stettin, Pomerania, Prussia as Sophie Friederike Auguste von Anhalt-Zerbst-Dornburg. She was raised in an environment of German culture and traditions. Although born a princess, her family had little money and an arrangement was made for her to marry Peter III who stood in the line of succession to the Russian throne.

Paul I (Russian: Па́вел I Петро́вич; Pavel Petrovich) (1 October [O.S. 20 September] – 23 March [O.S. 11 March] ) reigned as Emperor of Russia between and Officially, he was the only son of Peter III and Catherine the Great, although Catherine hinted that he was fathered by her lover Sergei Saltykov.. Paul remained overshadowed by his mother for most of his Predecessor: Catherine II. Alexander, John T. Catherine the Great: Life and Legend. New York: Oxford University Press, Alexander examines the life of Catherine the Great in general, but pays particular attention to issues which other books on Catherine usually omit. He first focuses on her involvement in the coup d'etat: a conspiracy against her husband Peter III.


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Start by marking “The Life of Catharine II. Empress of Russia. with a Correct Map of the Russian Empire. the Fifth Edition, with Great Additions and a Copious Index. by W. Tooke, in Three Volumes/5. Over the course of nearly 35 years in power, Catherine ushered in the Russian Enlightenment and presided over a period of time known as the Golden Age of the Russian Empire.

Given her length of reign, forceful character, and lasting legacy, it was inevitable that legends about Catherine the Great would also pop up in the wake of her by: 7.

Catherine II, called Catherine the Great, reigned over Russia for 34 years—longer than any other female in Russian history. As empress, Catherine westernized Russia. She led her country into full participation in the political and cultural life of Europe.

She championed the arts and reorganized the Russian law code. 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. In the course of her 67 years, the Empress Catherine II of Russia took a dozen lovers, giving birth to three children, none of them by the one man who was indisputably married to her.

The greatest love of her life and possibly her second husband, Gregory Potemkin, was a temperamental genius who elevated her reign with breakthroughs as a military leader, a city-builder, and a master.

Catherine II, often called Catherine the Great, was born in Prussia in and married into the Russian royal family in Shortly after her husband ascended to the throne as  Peter III, Born:   During her three decades as Russia’s longest-reigning female ruler, Catherine II, better known as Catherine the Great, made significant strides for the country, including building new towns, Author: Rachel Chang.

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Buy a cheap copy of Great Catherine: The Life of Catherine book by Carolly Erickson. From the moment the fourteen-year-old Princess Sophia of Anhalt-Zerbst agreed to marry the heir to the Russian throne, she was mired in a quicksand of intrigue.

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Genre/Form: History: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Tooke, William, Life of Catharine II, empress of Russia. London, Printed by A. Strahan. Empress Catherine II of Russia was born Princess Sophie of Prussia (now Poland).

Inat the age of 16, she was married through a dynastic arrangement to her second cousin, the prospective Tsar. 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.

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[Jean-Henri Castéra; William Tooke; Pre Imprint Collection (Library of Congress)]. Peter III, emperor of Russia from January 5, (DecemOld Style), to July 9 (J Old Style), Peter alienated virtually the entire Russian political and religious establishment during his short time as emperor.

He was overthrown in a plot led by his wife, and she succeeded him as Catherine II. It showcases the truly spectactular collections of Catherine the Great, one of Russia's most successful rulers. Sharp, funny, generous, iron-willed and passionate, Catherine () was also one of the greatest art collectors of all time.

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By thirty-three, she had overthrown her husband in a bloodless coup and established herself as Empress of the. Catherine the Great is one of the more famous Russian rulers. She was Empress for over 30 years in the late eighteenth century. But during and after a disastrous marriage, Catherine had many lovers – and there were even rumors that these lovers included animals.The Life of Catherine the Great: Empress of Russia By Carolly Erickson The Life of Catherine the Great is a page book written by Carolly Erickson that details the interesting life of book was published in and printed by ’s Press in New York.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.