Quotes by Catherine the Great

About Catherine the Great:

Yekaterina Alexeyevna was the most renowned and the longest-ruling female leader of Russia, reigning from 1762 until her death in 1796 at the age of 67. She was born in Stettin, Pomerania, Prussia as Sophie Friederike Auguste von Anhalt-Zerbst-Dornburg, and came to power following a coup d'état when her husband, Peter III, was assassinated. Russia was revitalized under her reign, growing larger and stronger than ever and becoming recognized as one of the great powers of Europe.

Author Bio

  • NameCatherine the Great
  • DescriptionEmpress of Russia
  • AliasesCatherine the Great
  • BornMay 2, 1729
  • DiedNovember 17, 1796
  • CountryRussian Empire; Kingdom Of Prussia
  • ProfessionWriter
  • AwardsKnight Of The Order Of St. Alexander Nevsky; Order Of The White Eagle; Order Of The Black Eagle