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Catherine II, Empress of Russia Summary
Catherine the Great was Empress of Russia from 1762 until 1796, the country's longest-ruling female leader. She came to power following a coup d'état when her husband, Peter III, was assassinated. Under her reign, Russia was revitalised; it grew larger and stronger, and was recognised as one of the great powers of Europe.
Discover the life and struggles of one of the most influential rulers through this precise, clear and thorough presentation.