Catherine the great was a russian empress and playwright she was born in a region of prussia, which today belongs to poland, by the name of sophie friederike auguste von anhalt-zerbst-dornburg. Denis diderot, (born october 5, 1713, langres, france—died july 31, 1784, paris), french man of letters and philosopher who, from 1745 to 1772, served as chief editor of the encyclopédie, one of the principal works of the age of enlightenment. This is a lush, beautiful, well-acted tv series about the early years of the woman the world would come to know as catherine the great in the beginning, she was frederika, a prussian princess from a family with a rich lineage but poor financial means. Biographic kahlo by sophie collins follow the life of the beloved artist and feminist icon in this infographic-filled biography many people know that frida kahlo (1907-1954) was a mexican artist, a feminist icon who lived in the famous blue house and whose work includes the two fridas.
The future catherine the great was born a german princess in one of the tiny german states, but turned out to be a powerful and enlightened ruler of the vast russian empire in 1745 she was married to prince carl peter ulrich, the heir to the russian throne (the future emperor peter iii. This is catherine the great gogmsitenet she was a legendary empress of russia who ruled longer than any other female leader, and she did a damn good job by all accounts. Catherine ii (1729 - 1796), known as catherine the great, was the empress of the russian empire for a period of 34 years from 1762 till her death in 1796, making her the longest-ruling female leader in the history of russia.
Background notes catharine beecher was the oldest child of the famous minister lyman beecher and the sister of harriet beecher stowe she was a teacher, a writer, and an advocate of domestic reform and education for women. In don juan the reader sees only a few aspects of the complex woman who was catherine the greathe sees her chiefly as sensualist and as an absolute sovereign who is extravagantly generous to her lovers. Catherine de medici by leonie frieda weidenfeld & nicholson £20, pp440 on the night of 24 august 1572, a screaming mob rampaged through paris's narrow streets on a murderous hunt for huguenots. Book categories: catherine ii, paul i, potemkin, court, fiction, children's books, dvds catherine the great catherine the great: life and legend by john alexander born a german princess, catherine became empress of russia and one of the greatest monarchs in history.
The pulitzer prize-winning author of peter the great, nicholas and alexandra, and the romanovs returns with another masterpiece of narrative biography, the extraordinary story of an obscure german princess who became one of the most remarkable, powerful, and captivating women in history born into a minor noble family, catherine transformed. St catherine of siena was born during the outbreak of the plague in siena, italy on march 25, 1347 she was the 25th child born to her mother, although half of her brothers and sisters did not. Summary saint catherine of siena, tos d, (25 march 1347 in siena - 29 april 1380 in rome) was a tertiary of the dominican order, and a scholastic philosopher and theologian. Catherine ii, the great (1729-96): empress of russia catherine ii ruled russia from 1762-96, during a period of unprecedented growth of empire astute and autocratic, she expanded russian dominions, overhauled administrative structures, and vigorously pursued westernization policies.
Catherine the great was born on april 21, 1729 in stettin, prussia (now szczecin, poland) her name wasn't really catherine it was sophie friederike auguste von anhalt- zerbst her father was a german prince. This is a great resource for understanding the basic information on catherine the great this short, but to the point summary of her life is very good at providing a starting point for research on this person. The russian empress catherine ii, known as catherine the great, reigned from 1762 to 1796 she expanded the russian empire, improved administration, and energetically pursued the policy of westernization (the process of changing to western ideas and traditions. The life of the russian empress ekaterina ii (catherine the great), a german born princess who came to russia as bride for the young peter iii, chosen by his aunt elisabeth, and who, once she came into power, transformed the russian empire.
Catherine the great biography catherine the great (1729 - 1796) was the longest serving russian monarch, reigning from 1762 to her death in 1796 she presided over a revitalisation of russian strength and partial russian enlightenment. In 1745, after being received into the russian orthodox church, and changing her name to catherine, she married grand duke peter, grandson of peter the great and heir to the russian throne. Catherine zeta-jones is great in one of her first major roles as the russian queen, catherine (katharina) the great there are also some other actors unknown to me who do a good job at portraying how she affected people and what she was like.
Lesson summary frederick the great came to be known by that name for his brilliant military tactics and victories, and his many reforms that transformed prussia into a modern state although he. Catherine ii, often called catherine the great, became empress consort of russia when her husband, peter iii, ascended to the throne following the death of his aunt, elizabeth of russia, on. April 29th, the feast of st catherine of siena catherine of siena notes on her life and spiritual thought for preachers her life saint born at siena c 1347, catherine benincasa was one of the many children of a sienese dyer.