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Catherine II Line breaks: Cath|er¦ine II
Pronunciation: /ˈkaθrɪn/

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; 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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