Catherine II the great
Born: May 2, 1792/ Died: November 17 1796
On August 21, 1744 Catherine Married Married Peter III , the Grand Duke of Holstein and heir apparent to the Russian Throne, in the biggest ceremony ever preformed in Europe. On June of 1762 , Peter was murdered in a coup staged by the Imperial Gaurds. Catherine was named empress and ruled for more than thirty years.