Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia was the most renowned and the longest ruling female leader of Russia, reigned from July 9, 1762 to November 17, 1796.  It was under her rule that Russia became one of t he Great Powers of Europe.

Catherine II, also known as Catherine the Great,Empress of Russia May 1729 – 17 November 1796 was the most renowned and the longest-ruling female leader of Russia, reigning from 9 July 1762 until her death at the age of

Catherine the Great's Royal Dress | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (She was quite the woman as this ensemble attests. LC)

Catherine the Great's Royal Dress, Catherine Palace, St. Petersburg, Russia (ruled as Empress

The Great Imperial Crown made in 1762 for the coronation of Catherine the Great by the court jeweler J.Pauzie represents the height of creative imagination, lavish beauty and skilled workmanship. It is adorned with five thousand diamonds arranged in a splendid pattern of laurel wreaths and oak branches.

Replica of Great Russian Imperial Crown, 1762 - Made for the coronation of Catherine the Great by J.

1745 Catherine the Great's wedding dress two views X1.25 From liveinternet.ru:users:3173294:post174236422

Catherine the Great’s wedding dress, 1745 - How could one even walk down the aisle in this thing?

Catherine the Great. To ask her the mechanics of the rumoured pulley device, was brilliant and hosted interesting salons

Maria Theresa of Austria born: died: Theresa succeeded her father, Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI, as empress of the Hapsburg controlled lands of Central Europe in She made her son, Joseph II, coregent in 1765 after the death of her husband.

My List of Epic Queens  (part 3/3) Isabella of France/ Isabella of Castile/ Catherine de Medicis/ Elizabeth I/ Maria Theresa/ Catherine the Great/ Victoria

My List of Epic Queens (part Isabella of France/ Isabella of Castile/ Catherine de Medicis/ Elizabeth I/ Maria Theresa/ Catherine the Great/ Victoria---> Names

Tsarina Catherine the Great of Russia

Empress Catherine the Great of Russia, Oldest and First child of Johanna Elizabeth of Anhalt-Zerbst.

Catherine the Great [DVD] [2006]

Catherine the Great [DVD] [2006]

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