Catherine the Great of Russia

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In History
  • Catherine is Born

    Catherine is Born
    Catherine was born in Stettin, Pomerania, Kingdom of Prussia as Princess Sophie Friederike Auguste von Anhalt-Zerbst-Dornburg. Her father belongs to the royal family in Germany.
  • Catherine is Married

    Catherine is Married
    Catherine gets married to Peter III of Russia at the age of 16. It was an arranged marriage and it was clear that they both were miserable in the marriage.
  • Catherine's first son is born

    Catherine's first son is born
    Catherine's first child is born in Saint Petersburg, Russia. He was named Paul I of Russia.
  • Catherine's first daughter is born

    She is born in Saint Petersburg, Russia and was named Anna Petrovna. There are no photos of her because she died when she was two.
  • Catherine's first daughter dies

    Catherine's daughter, Anna Petrovna died at the age of two. She died from a fever.
  • Empress Elizabeth Death

    Empress Elizabeth Death
    Empress Elizabeth was the ruler of Russia before Peter III succeeded the throne. After her death, the spark of power rose between Peter III and Catherine.
  • Catherine is Crowned

    Catherine is Crowned
    Catherine is crowned as the ruler of Russia in a large ceremony in the city of Moscow. She ruled for a total of 34 years as empress Catherine II. She was the longest woman ruler at the time.
  • Catherine's second son is born

    Catherine's second son is born
    Catherine's second son, Alexei Grigorievich Bobrinsky was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
  • Catherine's Husband's Death

    Catherine's Husband's Death
    Peter had expressed how he wanted to get rid of Catherine. So, Catherine had to act quickly, in order to assure her throne. She had lots of connections in the army, so she ordered the rally of her cause into Saint Petersburg. She proclaimed herself empress of the Kazan Cathedral. Peter III abdicated and was assassinated eight days later. It is still questioned to this day if Catherine had anything to do with her husband's death.
  • Catherine Crowns King of Poland

    Catherine Crowns King of Poland
    Catherine crowned Stanisław Poniatowski as king of Poland.
  • Catherine Incites War with Turkey

    Catherine Incites War with Turkey
    After crowning the king of Poland, she secretly met with delegates from all of the provinces and social classes, to try and form a constitution. Nothing came out of these meetings. She went to war in hopes for her policies and wishes to come true. She went to war with the Ottoman Empire in Turkey because they were longtime enemies of Russia. She hoped to center around the values of patriotism.
  • Partition of Poland is Signed

    Partition of Poland is Signed
    Russia, Prussia, and Austria came together and signed a treaty stating all three countries receive one third of the country of Poland. They claimed each part as their own.
  • Partition of Poland Takes Action

    Partition of Poland Takes Action
    Russia, Prussia, and Austria is split into thirds and is awarded to the countries. The parition took approximately half of the population of Poland, and about 81,500 miles of its land. Russia gained all of Polish territory east of the line formed by the Dvina, and Dnieper rivers. Prussia gained most of the northern territory of Poland. And, Austria gained Poland's region south of the Vistula River.
  • Treaty of Küçük Kaynarca

    Treaty of Küçük Kaynarca
    At the end of the Russia, Turkish war, the treaty of Küçük Kaynarca was signed in order for the war to end. The Ottoman Empire signed in defeat.
  • Catherine's last child is born

    Catherine's last child is born
    Catherine's last child, Yelizaveta Grigoryevna Tyomkina was born in Moscow, Russia.
  • Catherine's Death

    Catherine's Death
    Catherine suffered from a stroke and died in her bed the following night. She is buried in the Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
  • Catherine's Impact Today

    Catherine's Impact Today
    At the end of her ruling, she had expanded Russia westward, and southward over 200,000 square miles. Over a hundred new towns were built in Russia. Communications between trade routes and countries improved, bringing in more resources and trade.
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    Russia's War with Turkey