Russian Art Collectors Books LLC

ISBN: 9781155884073

Published: July 4th 2011

Paperback

80 pages


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Russian Art Collectors  by  Books LLC

Russian Art Collectors by Books LLC
July 4th 2011 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 80 pages | ISBN: 9781155884073 | 10.75 Mb

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 29. Chapters: Catherine the Great, Kolodzei Art Foundation, Ivan Shuvalov, Pavel Tretyakov, Anatoly NikolaievichMorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 29. Chapters: Catherine the Great, Kolodzei Art Foundation, Ivan Shuvalov, Pavel Tretyakov, Anatoly Nikolaievich Demidov, 1st Prince of San Donato, George Costakis, Nikolay Likhachyov, Marat Gelman, Pyotr Semyonov-Tyan-Shansky, Viktor Vekselberg, Nikolai Nikitich Demidov, Sergei Shchukin, Isaak Brodsky, Norton Dodge, Nikolai Yusupov, Jacques Gelman, Bogdan Khitrovo, Pavel Svinyin, Bogdan Khanenko.

Excerpt: Catherine II (Russian: , Yekaterina II Velikaya), also known as Catherine the Great (German: ), was born in Stettin, Pomerania, Prussia on 2 May 1729 as Sophie Friederike Auguste von Anhalt-Zerbst-Dornburg. She reigned as Empress of Russia from 9 July 1762 after the assassination of her husband, Peter III, just after the end of the Seven Years War until her death on 17 November 1796.

Under her direct auspices the Russian Empire expanded, improved its administration, and continued to modernize along Western European lines. Catherines rule re-vitalized Russia, which grew stronger than ever and became recognized as one of the great powers of Europe. She had successes in foreign policy and oversaw sometimes brutal reprisals in the wake of rebellion (most notably Pugachevs Rebellion).

Catherines father Christian August, Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst belonged to the ruling family of Anhalt, but held the rank of a Prussian general in his capacity as Governor of the city of Stettin (now Szczecin, Poland). Born as Sophia Augusta Frederica (German: Sophie Friederike Auguste von Anhalt-Zerbst-Dornburg, nicknamed Figchen) in Stettin, Pomerania, and two of her first cousins became Kings of Sweden: Gustav III and Charles XIII.

In accordance with the custom then prevailing in the ruling dynasties of Germany, she received her education chiefly from a French governess and from tutors. The choice of Sophia as wife of her second cousin, the prosp...



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