Catherine the Great

1762 - 1796

Catherine the Great

Catherine II (born Sophie of Anhalt-Zerbst; 2 May 1729 in Szczecin – 17 November 1796), most commonly known as Catherine the Great, was Empress of Russia from 1762 until 1796—the country's longest-ruling female leader. She came to power following a coup d'état that overthrew her husband and second cousin, Peter III. Under her reign, Russia grew larger, its culture was revitalised, and it was recognized as one of the great powers worldwide. In her accession to power and her rule of the empire, Catherine often relied on her noble favourites, most notably Count Grigory Orlov and Grigory Potemkin. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Catherine the Great has received more than 14,689,464 page views. Her biography is available in 106 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 2nd most popular nobleman.

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Among noblemen, Catherine the Great ranks 3 out of 559Before her are Elizabeth II and Ramesses II. After her are Marie Antoinette, Henry VIII of England, Akihito, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Juan Carlos I of Spain, Lucrezia Borgia, Margrethe II of Denmark, and Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.

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Among people born in 1762, Catherine the Great ranks 1After her are Johann Gottlieb Fichte, George IV of the United Kingdom, Constanze Mozart, André Chénier, Jean-Baptiste Jourdan, Gia Long, Pierre André Latreille, Theroigne de Mericourt, Thomas-Alexandre Dumas, Jacques Balmat, and Archduchess Maria Theresa of Austria. Among people deceased in 1796, Catherine the Great ranks 1After her are Robert Burns, James Macpherson, Juliana Maria of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Victor Amadeus III of Sardinia, Thomas Reid, Princess Augusta Wilhelmine of Hesse-Darmstadt, Johann Daniel Titius, Franz Anton Maulbertsch, Adolph Freiherr Knigge, Charles of Saxony, Duke of Courland, and Pyotr Rumyantsev.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Catherine the Great ranks 5 out of 930Before her are Nicolaus Copernicus (1473), Marie Curie (1867), Frédéric Chopin (1810), and Pope John Paul II (1920). After her are Arthur Schopenhauer (1788), Rosa Luxemburg (1871), Paul von Hindenburg (1847), Lech Wałęsa (1943), David Ben-Gurion (1886), L. L. Zamenhof (1859), and Heinz Guderian (1888).

Among NOBLEMEN In Poland

Among noblemen born in Poland, Catherine the Great ranks 1After her are Julia, Princess of Battenberg (1825), Cymburgis of Masovia (1394), Duchess Maria Dorothea of Württemberg (1797), Peter I, Grand Duke of Oldenburg (1755), and Richeza of Poland, Queen of Castile (1140).

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