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Catherine II

Pronunciation: /ˈkaθrɪn/
(1729–96), empress of Russia, reigned 1762–96; known as Catherine the Great. She became empress after her husband, Peter III, was deposed; her attempted social and political reforms were impeded by the aristocracy. She formed alliances with Prussia and Austria, and made territorial advances at the expense of the Turks and Tartars.

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