Catherine the Great

By: Alyssa Bartalotta

Who Catherine the Great Really Was

  • She lived in the Russian court for 20 years and ending an unhappy marriage
  • She was considered by most people to be widely insane.
  • Her husband became emperor and and she called her allies and only a few short months later Catherine proclaimed empress of Russia
  • When she took over she was going to rule with intelligence, very firm, and with a good mindset
  • She was born a German princess
  • She gave education to girls and boys
  • Embraced Western ideas like Peter did
  • She worked hard to bring Russia into European lifestyle and political life full time
  • But at court she wanted to have French language and customs
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