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Catherine the Great

Originally a German princess married to the Tsar, Catherine seized power in Russia to become Catherine II (1762 - 96). Her rule was characterised partly by reforms and modernisation, but also by her forceful rule and dominant personality. Unfortunately, the slurs of her enemies usually impinge on any discussion.

Catherine the Great - Not Death by Horse
This entry into our 'Debuking Historical Myths' series looks at how Catherine the Great really died.

About: Catherine the Great
Your Guide to Women's History presents a biography of Catherine the Great, supplemented by links, a bibliography and other information.

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