Catherine II, also known as Catherine the Great,Empress of Russia May 1729 – 17 November 1796 was the most renowned and the longest-ruling female leader of Russia, reigning from 9 July 1762 until her death at the age of
The Great Imperial Crown made in 1762 for the coronation of Catherine the Great by the Russian court jeweler J.Pauzie - five thousand diamonds arranged in a pattern of laurel wreaths and oak branches. The Russian Crown Jewels
Maria Theresa of Austria born: died: Theresa succeeded her father, Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI, as empress of the Hapsburg controlled lands of Central Europe in She made her son, Joseph II, coregent in 1765 after the death of her husband.
Peter III - Emperor and Autocrat of All the Russias in He was married to Catherine II, and had one son with her. He was very pro-Prussian, which made him very unpopular. He was assassinated as a result of the conspiracy led by his wife.