The ottomans started a second russo-turkish war during catherine's reign this war ( 1787 - 1792 ) ended with the treaty of jassy , which legitimated the russian claim to crimea in the european political theater catherine played an important role, acting as mediator in the war of the bavarian succession ( 1778 - 1779 ) between prussia and austria. Catherine ii was empress of russia, and led her country into the political and cultural life of europe, carrying on the work begun by peter the great emperor (1729–1796. Culture catherine the great and the 'russian-germans' 250 years ago, russia’s tsarina catherine the great signed a manifesto inviting foreigners to settle in her country. The second russo-turkish war during catherine’s reign was equally successful for russia and remembered for the successful siege of ochakov in 1788 and the capture of the izmail fortress by famous russian commander aleksandr suvorov in 1790.
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. Some three and a half months after his birth, following the death of catherine ii the great, nicholas’s father became emperor paul i of russia nicholas had three brothers, two of whom, the future emperor alexander i and constantine , were 19 and 17 years older than he. Catherine ii, known as catherine the great, was a prussian princess who became the queen consort of russia through her marriage to peter iii she then orchestrated a coup to overthrow her husband and became the empress of the russian empire in july 1762. Catherine ii the great recognized worldwide as a noteworthy historical figure, catherine the great made such progress in political power that it is hard to find similar examples in world history aleksey mikhailovich romanov aleksey mikhailovich romanov was the second russian tsar of the house of romanov.
Catherine the great empress of russia 1729-1796 ambitious and intelligent, catherine arrived in russia from germany in 1744 to marry the 16 year old grand duke peter. Elizabeth of russia elizabeth petrovna (1709 – 1762), the daughter of peter the great and his second wife, catherine i, was the empress of russia from 1741 until her death in 1762. Catherine ii, the great (1729-96): empress of russia catherine ii ruled russia from 1762-96, during a period of unprecedented growth of empire astute and autocratic, she expanded russian dominions, overhauled administrative structures, and vigorously pursued westernization policies. Empress catherine ii the great of russia was looking for a bride for her eldest grandson, the future alexander i, and set her eyes on the princesses of baden after receiving favorable impressions, catherine invited the two eldest unwed princesses, louise and her younger sister frederica, to russia.
The result was her nakaz, published under the full title instruction of her imperial majesty catherine the second for the commission charged with preparing a project of a new code of laws it was the work that catherine considered the most significant intellectual achievement of her life and her greatest contribution to russia. However, in 1865, during the engagement, nicholas died and the tsar's second son, grand duke alexander, not only inherited his brother's position of tsarevich, but also his fiancee and the couple married in november 1866, with dagmar converting to orthodoxy and taking the name maria feodorovna. Catherine was crowned empress and autocrat of all the russia’s on 22 nd september 1762 and catherine ii known as catherine the great (1729 – 1796) sexually independent, she attracted scandal and gossip wherever she went.
The house of romanov (russian: рома́нов, pronounced [rʌˈmanəf]) was the second and last imperial dynasty of russia, which ruled the country from 1613 to 1917from 1762 until the february revolution of 1917, the russian empire was ruled for five generations by a line of the house of oldenburg descended from the marriage of a romanov grand duchess to the duke of holstein-gottorp. The war against the turks took four and a half years, a hundred thousand men, and millions of rubles its burdens caused great stress on the people of russia, and it only gained russia the city of azov and its environs. In the second partition, in 1793, russia received the most land, they often appealed to the autocrat, and continued doing so during catherine’s reign, though she signed legislation prohibiting it marlene dietrich portrayed catherine the great in the scarlet empress.
Catherine of alexandria was the name-day saint of both catherine (ekaterina in russian) i (1725–27), russia’s first crowned female ruler, and catherine the great (1762–96), russia’s last female ruler¹. Catherine ii the great (1729–1796) an enlightened despot, who seized the throne from her husband tsar peter iii and ruled russia as empress and autocrat of all the russias for over 34 years. Annotated bibliography of catherine the great, empress of russia perhaps one of the most important leaders of the russian empire, catherine the second, or the great, helped set the foundations for the russian “westernization” in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Cultural aspects of russia in the second half of the eighteenth cen tury, and then only as they relate to catherine the empress is on center stage, but that stage is so vast that, perforce, to keep catherine in focus, the profile is necessarily narrow catherine the great all these authors rely heavily on catherine's own memoirs, mem. Catherine's manifesto - 1763 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. Catherine was the first woman to rule imperial russia, opening the legal path for a century almost entirely dominated by women, including her daughter elizabeth and granddaughter-in-law catherine the great, all of whom continued peter the great's policies in modernizing russia. Childhood tsar alexis, having lost his first wife in childbirth, took a second wife, natalya on february 1, 1671 the joy was great when on may 30, 1672 they became parents of a large, apparently healthy boy.