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Catherine II Syllabification: Cath·er·ine II
Pronunciation: /ˌkaTH(ə)rən T͟Həˈsekənd/

Definition of Catherine II in English:

(1729–96), empress of Russia; reigned 1762–96; known as Catherine the Great. She became empress after her husband, Peter III, was deposed. She formed alliances with Prussia and Austria and made territorial advances at the expense of the Turks and Tartars.
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