Catherine the Great

Empress of Russia

Yekaterina Alexeevna or Catherine II, kent as Catherine the Great an aw (Roushie: Екатерина II Великая, Yekaterina II Velikaya), Empress o Roushie (2 Mey [A.S. 21 Aprile] 1729 – 17 November [A.S. 6 November] 1796), wis the maist renouned an the langest-rulin female leader o Roushie, reignin frae 9 Julie [A.S. 28 Juin] 1762 till her daith at the age o saxty-seiven. She wis born in Stettin, Pomeranie, Proushie as Sophie Friederike Auguste von Anhalt-Zerbst-Dornburg, an came tae pouer follaein a coup d'état an the assassination o her husband, Peter III, at the end o the Seiven Years' War. Roushie wis revitalisit unner her reign, growin lairger an stranger than iver an becomin recognisit as ane o the great pouers o Europe.

Catherine the Great
Catherine II bi Dmitry Levitsky
Empress an Autocrat o Aw the Roushies
Ring9 Julie 1762 – 17 November 1796
Coronation12 September 1762
PredecessorPeter III
SuccessorPaul I
Empress consort o Aw the Roushies
Tenure25 Dizember 1761–9 Julie 1762
Born2 Mey 1729(1729-05-02)
Stettin, Pomeranie, Kinrick o Proushie, Haly Roman Empire
Dee'd17 November 1796(1796-11-17) (aged 67)
Winter Pailace, Saunt Petersburg, Roushie
BuirialPeter an Paul Cathedral in Saunt Petersburg
SpousePeter III o Roushie
3 illegitimate childer
Paul o Roushie
Full name
Sophie Friederike Auguste
FaitherChristian August, Prince o Anhalt-Zerbst
MitherPrincess Johanna Elisabeth o Holstein-Gottorp
ReleegionLutheranism, then Eastren Orthodox
SeegnaturCatherine the Great's signature


  1. Grand Duke Paul o Roushie (future Paul I o Roushie) (1 October 1754 – 23 Mairch 1801) mairit (1) Princess Wilhelmine Luise o Hesse-Darmstadt an haed issue. Mairit (2) Princess Sophie Dorothee o Württemberg, Duchess o Württemberg an haed issue.