Elizabeth Petrovna

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Birthday
29, 1709
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
Jan 5, 1762 (52)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
29, 1709
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
Jan 5, 1762 (52)

About

Tsarina Elizabeth of Russia from 1741 to 1762 who greatly expanded the territory of the Russian Empire. She famously led her country into the two major European conflicts: the War of Austrian Succession and the Seven Years' War. 

Before Fame

Her betrothed died and her first lover was banished to Siberia.

Trivia

She encouraged the establishment of the greatest schools and art institutions in the country.

Family Life

Her parents were Peter I and Catherine I of Russia.

Associated With

Vanessa Redgrave portrayed her in the 1991 TV miniseries Young Catherine.