Definition of Catherine II in English:

Share this entry

Catherine II

Pronunciation: /ˌkaTH(ə)rən T͟Həˈsekənd/
(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.
Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.