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02/05/1729 Empress of Russia Catherine the Great is born

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Catherine the Great | Biography

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Catherine the Great Biography

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Catherine the Great - I: Not Quite Catherine Yet - Extra History

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Catherine the Great - II: Not Quite Empress Yet - Extra History

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Catherine the Great - III: Empress Catherine at Last - Extra History

Catherine II was Empress of Russia and the country's longest-ruling female leader. She came to power following a coup d'état when her husband, Peter III, was assassinated. Under her reign, Russia was revitalized; it grew larger and stronger and was recognized as one of the great powers of Europe.
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