Catherine the Great

#20557
Most Popular
Boost
Birthday
2, 1729
Birthplace
Szczecin, Poland
Death Date
Nov 17, 1796 (67)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
2, 1729
Birthplace
Szczecin, Poland
Death Date
Nov 17, 1796 (67)

About

Enlightened Empress of Russia who was the longest-ruling female leader of Russia, reigning from 1762 to 1796. She helped Russia become one of the great powers of Europe and she expanded her country through military wars and diplomacy. 

Before Fame

Although her family was royalty, they had little actual money.

Trivia

Despite being a female ruler in a time where those were looked down upon, her reign saw Russia's territory expand vastly through victories in the Crimean Khanate and over the Ottoman Empire in the Russo-Turkish wars.

Family Life

Her cousins, Gustav III and Charles XIII, became the Kings of Sweden.

Associated With

She made a lot of reforms to bring her country up to modern times, just like Queen Elizabeth II.