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
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
Maria Theresa of Austria born: died: Theresa succeeded her father, Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI, as empress of the Hapsburg controlled lands of Central Europe in She made her son, Joseph II, coregent in 1765 after the death of her husband.
The CATHERINE PALACE St Petersburg Russia ~ Although the palace is popularly associated with Catherine II ("The Great"), It was originally built in 1717 for Catherine I, the wife of Peter The Great, as her summer palace.
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.