Catherine the Manipulator Known as one of the greatest rulers in history, Catherine the Great was a complex, dignified, and, most importantly, calculatingly intelligent woman. Despite the negative connotations that come with a word like “calculating,” in Catherine’s case it was an important trait to have; it was the close scrutiny and pressure imposed upon her as a royal female figure that forced Catherine to constantly have the upper hand and look out for herself no matter the cost or the method
Catherine the Great, also known as Catherine II, born Princess Sophie of Anhalt-Zerbst, seized the throne in 1762. When Russia was an absolute monarchy that was placed at the despotic end of the spectrum which extended through the Prussia to the France and only abstained in 1796 upon her death. Catherine was known as a 'Cultural Minerva', according to one of Catherines early biographers, Alexander Briickner, “She liked to be called Minerva. ... She greatly needed to be praised all the time. ...
Russia has seen its fair share of autocratic monarchs as well, such as Peter the Great and Catherine the Great. Peter first ascended the throne as co-czar with his half-brother Ivan V in the death of their brother Feodore. Their elder sister, Sophia, was the most capable to take the throne. But being a girl, she was unable to do so and could only rule as regent for the two princes turned czars. While Sophia ruled, Peter spent his days building forts on the banks of a river outside of Moscow. He played
Catherine the Great, was born on May 2, 1729, in Stettin, Prussia (now Szczecin, Poland), and became the Russian empress in 1762. During her reign, Russia expanded its borders, made many political reforms, increased the religious toleration, and modernized exponentially, earning her the title of “Enlightened Despot.” She died on November 17, 1796 in Tsarskoye Selo, or what is now Pushkin. Catherine, started out as a minor German princess. Her birth name was Sophie Friederike Auguste, and she grew
Espinoza Global 9 Per. 9 May 08, 2015 HRP Draft Catherine the Great of Russia "I shall be an autocrat: that 's my trade. And the good lord will forgive me: that 's his" ("Catherine II: quote on leadership"). In history there have been many good examples of good and powerful leaders. A person who exemplifies good leadership; protects one’s nation, is a strong speaker and communicator, is confident, and can organize a well developed government system. Catherine the second, was a Russian ruler. She was ultimately
Catherine the Great Catherine the Great was known to be a russian empress who ruled the longer than any other women during her time. She was born May 2nd 1729 in Szczecin, Poland .Catherine reigned from July 9th 1762 until November 17th 1796 when she died. She died in Tsarskoye Selo, which is now Pushkin Russia. One of the most shocking facts about “Catherine the Great” is that her name isn't even Catherine. Her birth name is Sophie Friederike Auguste. Catherine the Great started out as a minor German
Catherine the Great BORN: May 2, 1729 in Stettin, Prussia (now Szczecin, Poland) DIED: November 6, 1796 near Saint Petersburg, Russia [IMAGE] A Russian Empress for thirty-four years, during which Russia became a world super-power. When Catherine II, seized the Russian throne from her less-than-perfect husband, Peter III, she had absolutely no right to it! She wasn't even born a Russian, nor was her name Catherine at first. In fact, her birth name
Catherine, II, the Great was born in Stettin, a German city on April 21, 1729 to Prince Christian August of Anhalt-Zerost and Princess Johanna Elizabeth of Holstein-Gottorp. Catherine, whose original name was Sophie Friederike-Auguste married in 1762 to the czarevitch Peter of Russia, but soon disposed of him and seized control of the government. Catherine made many great changes during her reign and made many opportunities available to the people living in her country during the time. Although she
CATHERINE THE SECOND EMPRESS OF RUSSIA ABSTRACT Recognized worldwide as a noteworthy historical figure, Catherine the Great was one of the most prominent rulers of Russia and a figure deserving of admiration. During her rule from 1762 to 1796 the Russian Empress Catherine II made such progress in political power that it is hard to find similar examples in world history. Catherine II was Empress of Russia for more than 30 years and one of the country’s most influential rulers . Keywords : Catherine
WAS CATHERINE THE GREAT A GREAT RULER? Melanie Taylor History 352 12/10/17 Was Catherine the Great a Great Ruler? Catherine the Great, also known as Catherine II, ruled Russia from 1762 to 1796. She ruled for 34 years which was the longest a female ever ruled Russia. Although Catherine the Great is known for putting personal affairs ahead of Russian affairs, she did accomplish a lot during her reign. She brought Western thought processes to Russia which would affect Russia for centuries.