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Sophie friederike auguste von anhalt-zerbst was born on 2 may 1729 in stettin, then part of prussia (now szczecin in poland), the daughter of a minor german prince. Catherine the great: an enlightened despot the social and political theories of the enlightenment spawned new radical ideas such as individual liberty, checks and balances, and the social. Alternative titles: catherine ii, sophie friederike auguste, prinzessin von anhalt-zerbst, yekaterina alekseyevna, yekaterina velikaya russia at the time was ruled by peter the great’s. Written by robert k massie, narrated by mark deakins download the app and start listening to catherine the great today - free with a 30 day trial keep your audiobook forever, even if you. Catherine the great: portrait of a woman by robert k massie is the extraordinary story of an obscure young german princess who travelled to russia at the tender age of fourteen and rose to. Early life catherine was born in stettin, pomerania, kingdom of prussia as princess sophie friederike auguste von anhalt-zerbst-dornburg she was.
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Catherine the great princess sophia of anhalt-zerbst, later to be known to the world as the empress catherine ii of russia, the semiramis of the north, was born in stettin on the 2nd may. Catherine ii, surnamed the great, empress of russia, was the daughter of christian augustus, prince of anhalt-zerbst, and his wife, johanna elizabeth of holstein-gottorp the exact date. Catherine the great was quite the interesting lady she was a series of contradictions: one of the greatest rulers russia had without a drop of russian blood, had a self-professed. Personal life narratives rumors of catherine's private life had a large basis in the fact that she took many young lovers, even while in old agelord byron. Start studying chapter 18 the rise of russia learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games vigorously harassed by catherine the great's police. Catherine the great was russia's longest-ruling female leader known more for her affairs of the heart than for affairs of state, she did, however, greatly expand.
Catherine the great(life to death), a timeline made with timetoast's free interactive timeline making software. Catherine ii, surnamed the great, empress of russia, was the daughter of christian augustus, prince of anhalt-zerbst, and his wife, johanna elizabeth of holstein.