Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia was the most renowned and the longest ruling female leader of Russia, reigned from July 9, 1762 to November 17, 1796.  It was under her rule that Russia became one of t he Great Powers of Europe.

Catherine II, also known as Catherine the Great,Empress of Russia May 1729 – 17 November 1796 was the most renowned and the longest-ruling female leader of Russia, reigning from 9 July 1762 until her death at the age of

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Catherine the Great's Royal Dress, Catherine Palace, St. Petersburg, Russia (ruled as Empress

Great Imperial Crown, 1762 - Made for the coronation of Catherine the Great by J. Pauzie

The Great Imperial Crown made in 1762 for the coronation of Catherine the Great by the Russian court jeweler J.Pauzie - five thousand diamonds arranged in a pattern of laurel wreaths and oak branches. The Russian Crown Jewels

1745 Catherine the Great's wedding dress two views X1.25 From  1745

Catherine the Great’s wedding dress, 1745 - How could one even walk down the aisle in this thing?

Catherine the Great. To ask her the mechanics of the rumoured pulley device, was brilliant and hosted interesting salons

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Catherine the Great (who became Tsar of Russia after her husband, Peter I, was overthrown). Love the colors and the adornments in the hair.

Catherine The Great, April Born in Szczecin, Pomerania (Prussian Kingdom) Died November 1796 in Tsarskoye, Selo, Russia

Catherine the Great. The longest standing female ruler in Russia, pushed the Russian Empire into its position as one of the strongest powers in Europe. "A great wind is blowing, and that gives you either imagination or a headache." -Catherine the Great

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Catherine II, also known as Catherine the Great , Empress of Russia, was the most renowned and the longest-ruling female leader of Russia, reigning from 9 July [O. 28 June] 1762 until her death on 17 November [O.

Her being chosen as wife for the heir to the Russian throne brought her sixteen years of grief and frustration. Her husband’s murder made her Empress. Her love of everything Russian and her progressive views made her popular, even beloved. While she operated through gifted men and was a passionate lover of many, she was never the licentious Messalina of popular history. She was a hard working, serious administrator who deserved the title Catherine the Great

Portrait length color image of Empress Catherine II (robes of state) aka. Catherine the Great, by George Stuart.

Catherine The Great she was one of the best rulers of Russia and also the last great szar of Russia

Catherine II of Russia, 1787 (Mikhail Shibanov) (?) The State Hermitage Museum, St.