Catherine the Great

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empress of Russia who greatly increased the territory of the empire (1729-1796)

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On February 21, 1784, Empress Catherine the Great of Russia signed a decree renaming the city of Akhtiyar as Sevastopol, which is Greek for "Majestic City, Worthy of Worship.
I was enormously gratified by the response to Houghton Revisited, the exhibition in which we reunited the paintings sold to Catherine the Great with their home at Houghton Hall," commented David Cholmondeley on the success of that recent project.
All the paintings once belonged to Walpole but were sold to Russia's Catherine the Great in 1779.
The 68-year-old actress added that she would want to play the character of Catherine the Great of Russia.
cfm) more than 2,000 years ago and has been a favorite breed for a slew of royal families including Catherine the Great of Russia and Queen Victoria.
THE CULTURE SHOW AT THE EDINBURGH FESTIVAL BBC2, 10pm In the first of three programmes featuring the best in theatre, dance, literature, music and humour from the Edinburgh Festival, able arts correspondent Miriam Margolyes will be chatting to Alastair Sooke and together they explore the world of Catherine the Great at the National Museum of Scotland.
One of the unexpected pleasures of Catherine the Great is that the degree to which Massie invites us to identify with his subject as she grows and changes in a role she began cultivating herself to attain at the age of 14.
Massie, winner of a Pulitzer Prize, presents a narrative biography of Catherine the Great, the empress of Russia, centering on her 34-year struggle to rule backward Russia using the ideals of the Enlightenment philosophers.
The second half of the book focuses particularly on the era of Catherine the Great (1762-1796).
For the woman who would become Catherine the Great of Russia, it was a combination of ambition, intelligence, a strong will--and luck that seemed too good to be true.
Petersburg and as a member of the more elite chamber ensemble that played for the pleasure of Catherine the Great.
The Royal Ontario Museum's outstanding collection of Wedgwood includes pieces of Queen's Ware from the table of Catherine the Great, copies of the famed Portland Vase, a black basalt relief weighing more than 800 pounds, as well as exquisite cameo medallions and jewellery.
Within these rooms and down long hallways, the viewer encounters Peter the Great, Catherine the Great, Catherine II, Nicholas and Alexander, the last supper of the Romanovs, and a finale ball that serves as a metaphoric fireworks show that stands in for the end of the Russian empire.
STANDING in the most expensive room in the world, it is easy to understand why Catherine The Great wanted to keep her mind-boggling treasure trove a secret.
If it were up to us, we might pick the empire-building 18th century ruler Catherine the Great, who currently comes in at No.