She came to power following a coup. That she organisedresulting in her husband, Peter III. Under her reign, Russia was revitalised; it grew larger and stronger, and was recognised as one of the great powers. Catherine first met Peter III at the age of 10.Based on her writings, she found Peter detestable upon meeting him. She disliked his pale complexion and his fondness for alcohol at such a young age. Peter also still played with toy soldiers. Catherine later wrote that she stayed at one end of the castle, and Peter at the other. After the death of the Empress Elisabeth. Peter succeeded to the throne as Emperor Peter III, and Catherine became empress consort. The imperial couple moved into the new Winter Palace in St Petersburg. The tsar's eccentricities and policies, including a great admiration for the Prussian King Frederick II. Alienated the same groups that Catherine had cultivated.
Russia and Prussia had fought each other during the Seven Years War. (17561763), and Russian troops had occupied Berlin in 1761. Peter supported Frederick II, however, eroding much of his support among the nobility. Peter ceased Russian operations against Prussia. In July 1762, barely six months after becoming emperor, Peter took a holiday with his Holstein-born courtiers and relatives to Oranienbaum.
Leaving his wife in St Petersburg. On the night of 8 July.
Catherine the Great was given the news that one of her co-conspirators had been arrested by her estranged husband and that all they had been planning must take place at once. The next day, she left the palace and departed for the Izmailovsky Regiment. Where she delivered a speech asking the soldiers to protect her from her husband. Catherine then left with the regiment to go to the Semenovsky Barracks, where the clergy was waiting to ordain her as the sole occupant of the Russian throne.
She had her husband arrested, and forced him to sign a document of abdication, leaving no one to dispute her accession to the throne. Although Catherine did not descend from the Romanov dynasty, her ancestors included members of the Rurik dynasty.
The period of Catherine the Great's rule. Is considered the Golden Age of Russia. Manifesto on Freedom of the Nobility. Issued during the short reign of Peter III and confirmed by Catherine, freed Russian nobles from compulsory military or state service. Construction of many mansions of the nobility, in the classical.
Style endorsed by the Empress, changed the face of the country. She enthusiastically supported the ideals of the Enlightenment. And is often regarded as an enlightened despot.As a patron of the arts she presided over the age of the Russian Enlightenment. Including the establishment of the Smolny Institute for Noble Maidens, the first state-financed higher education institution for women. 1796, Catherine rose early in the morning and had her usual morning coffee, soon settling down to work on papers; she told her lady's maid. That she had slept better than she had in a long time. Sometime after 9:00 she was found on the floor with her face purplish, her pulse weak, and her breathing shallow and laboured.
The court physician diagnosed a stroke. And despite attempts to revive her she fell into a coma.
She was given the last rites. And died the following evening around 9:45. An autopsy confirmed stroke as the cause of death.
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