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
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, 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
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
The Leadership of Catherine the Great Until philosophers are kings, or the kings and princes of this world have the spirit and power of philosophy, and political greatness and wisdom meet in one, and those commoner natures who pursue either to the exclusion of the other are compelled to stand aside, cities will never have rest from their evils … and then only will this our State have a possibility of life and behold the light of day. (Plato) Throughout history, leaders have been key in the development
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.
Both Peter the Great and Catherine the Great were the former Emperors of Russia. They were the Russians ruler before the 17th century and also they were followers of Ivan IV. They used mysteries, dishonesty, etc for the foundation of their time, and they never thought that the Russia will have modernization. Mostly, the change came when Peter the Great and Catherine the Great came to power. Also, She expanded the territory of the Russian Empire and had improved as time pass by, and policy was following
Biography of Catherine the Great One of the most interesting, hard-working and powerful people to grace the pages of history during the eighteenth century was Catherine II, Empress of Russia. Historians have not always been so kind to her memory, and all too often one reads accounts of her private life, ignoring her many achievements. The stories of her love affairs have been overly misinterpreted and can be traced to a handful of French writers in the years immediately after Catherine's death
1. Describe the role of Peter and Catherine the Great in Russia. Did they help the society? What were some of the main differences between both reigns? Look for pictures that illustrate those changes. They are attributed with “westernizing” Russia and reformed the country using models used in Europe. Both Peter and Catherine the Great focused on St. Petersburg as Peter established it as the capital; whereas Catherine focused on expanding the beauty of the city. While these are incidents of where
recognized by her father for her great ability to learn and remember concepts and ideas. After proving her ideas and abilities, she received a formal education. In 1744, at the age of 14, she married the Grand Duke Peter of Holstein who was heir to the Russian throne . Although Sophie was German she strove to be as Russian as her mother in-law. Sophie not only studied the Russian language, but she also took the name of Catherine II to honour her mother who was also named Catherine.
When Catherine the Great was in her teen years, she had brown hair that was very long, brown dark eyes, her face was slightly pale and she had rosy cheeks. She always wore queen attire or big dresses and her crown or something on her head. As she got older her face became more wrinkled but she tried to stay looking young. Her dresses became bigger and prettier and more mature. She was pretty, smart, rich, and very straight forward with her work. The personality of Catherine thus merits some attention
Catherine the Great is recognised world-wide as one of the most prominent and successful historical rulers of Russia. Catherine ll, Empress of Russia, is remembered in the majority, as an incredible leader of her time; with full entitlement of the title “The Great”. The term or title of “The Great” was given to rulers of the past by themselves or their countrymen, due to significant achievements or victories during their time of reign. The term Great has multiple meanings but in regards to leadership
Short Story Outline Protagonist’s Appearance Catherine the Great - Catherine the Great, whose birth name was Sophie von Anhalt-Zerbst but was given the name Ekaterina after marriage which translates to Catherine, had medium brown eyes and long, light brown hair that started to gray and whiten as she got older. With her rosy cheeks, kind demeanor, and plumpness she was found to be a very attractive woman, which was later proven by her many lovers. As she was born into royalty (her father was a poor
When Catherine the Great came to the throne, she was a young, intelligent and enlightened ruler. She had high hopes for Russia, she wanted to raise serf living standards, wanted an updated law book for all of Russia, and wanted to create a legislative commission council for the Russian people, and ultimately wanted to westernization the Russian empire. Unfortunately most of her dreams did not work out. When Catherine became empress she wrote the book of codes the “Nakaz” hoping to change Russia's
Russia was a cold, medieval, underdeveloped society before Peter The Great and Catherine The Great came into power. Russia was cut off from the rest of the world due to lack of trade and the brutal weather conditions. Peter and Catherine both had brilliant and new ideas that no other Russian tsar had ever had. These ideas helped shape Russia into the sophisticated, modern country it is today. Peter The Great and Catherine The Great we're separated by two generations and were not related, but many of