Catherine the Great

Czarina Catherine II of Russia was one of the prime movers of bringing Western thought and culture to Russia. Her politics and rule are discussed in this category.

1,088 Questions
Genealogy
History of Russia
Catherine the Great

Who was Catherine the Great's grandson?

Catherine the Great's grandson was the Czar Alexander.

183184185
Russia
Catherine the Great
Women in History

What philosopher did Catherine the Great admire?

montesquieu, voltaire, diderot

151152153
History, Politics & Society
History of Russia
Catherine the Great

How did Catherine the Great change Europe politically economically and socially?

Catherine the Great, also known as Catherine II, reigned as Empress of Russia from 1762 to 1796, and in those four years made significant changes to both Russia and Europe as a whole. Politically, Catherine was very focused on foreign policies; she strengthened connections with Britain, agreeing to a commercial treaty with them in 1766. She extended the borders of the Russian Empire southward and westward, absorbing New Russia, Crimea, Lithuania, Belarus, and many more, adding roughly 200,000 mi2 to Russian territory. She also acted as a mediator in the War of the Bavarian Succession and established a League of Armed Neutrality designed to defend neutral shipping from the British Royal Navy. She also had friendly relations with Japan, trading supplies and food between the two. She also oversaw brutal reprisals in the wake of rebellion, such as Pugachev's Rebellion. Ultimately, Catherine II wanted to be recognized as an enlightened sovereign, and attempted to achieve this through her political actions.

Economically, she created many beneficial trading deals with countries such as Japan and Britain. Within Russia, she instituted the Assignation Bank, issuing the first paper money of the government. Assignation rubles were created due to large government spending, which led to a shortage in silver; however, the creation of such a system greatly affected the way the economy worked in Russia at the time.

Socially, Catherine furthered the evolution of the arts more than any Russian sovereign before or after her. She wrote comedies, fictions and memoirs, all the while communicating with philosophers and economists of the time to drive the artistic scene forward. During her reign, Russians imported and studied classical and European influences that inspired the Russian Enlightenment; in a way, you could say that Catherine the Great instigated the Russian Enlightenment. In terms of education, Catherine believed that education could change the hearts and minds of the Russian people, and therefore pushed for a national school system. She created many schools to educate females as well, including The Smolny Institute for Noble Girls. Finally, in 1786 Catherine achieved her goal by promulgating the Russian Statute of National Education; unfortunately, only a very small population was educated by this system. Religiously, Catherine was indifferent to religion, disallowing dissenters from building churches and exploiting Christianity through her anti-Ottoman policy. This extremely affected the religious views of Russia at the time.

Catherine II was arguably one of the greatest sovereigns of the Russian empire, extending its borders while drastically improving its arts and education system. Through her success in foreign policy, Russia became known as one of the great powers of Europe.

111112113
History of Europe
Catherine the Great

What were Catherine the Great's accomplishments?

The Russian empress Catherine II (1729-1796), known as Catherine the Great, reigned from 1762 to 1796. She expanded the Russian Empire, improved administration, and vigorously pursued the policy of Westernization. Her reputation as an "enlightened despot," however, is not wholly supported by her deeds. http://wiki.answers.com/Who_was_Catherine_the_Great#ixzz1YQfNdcQN

777879
Philosophy and Philosophers
Catherine the Great

The philosophes influenced Catherine the Great's?

Proposal on reforms to Russia's Laws (answer D)

616263
Children and the Law
History of England
Henry VIII
Catherine the Great

What did Catherine Roerva look like?

The Devil in disguise. 'Nuff said.

616263
History of Russia
Famous People
Catherine the Great

Who was Catherine the Great?

The Russian empress Catherine II (1729-1796), known as Catherine the Great, reigned from 1762 to 1796. She expanded the Russian Empire, improved administration, and vigorously pursued the policy of Westernization. Her reputation as an "enlightened despot," however, is not wholly supported by her deeds.

Catherine was born Sophia Augusta Frederika of Anhalt-Zerbst on April 21, 1729 in Stettin, then Germany, now Poland.

616263
Mental Health
Coco Chanel
Catherine the Great

How can you convince people including your lawyer that your ex is a pathological liar and a sociopath when everyone thinks he is a great person?

Do what I did - DOCUMENT EVERYTHING - get a journal, and every time you speak, or see the offender, write the date and everything that happened - even if it seems irrelevent or unimportant. Tape record phone conversations or meetings with the person. Get witnesses to events - and have them write what they saw, sign and date it. Call the police or talk to someone in victims services and inform them of the situation - and ask them to note it officially. If children are involved, call social services and inform them of the situation and situations encountered. TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR - he/she will also document your conversation in your medical file which can be used in court if you so chose. MOst importantly - you need to develop a history of the behaviour and document it with various sources. And on a more pesonal note - everyone's true colors show through eventually...if you've caught onto the persons behaviour, others will too. Good Luck.

Erika

There is a book that is written largely for the issue you speak of:

Stop Walking on Eggshells; Coping When Someone You Care about Has Borderline Personality Disorder

Authors: Paul Mason, Randi Kreger

Best of luck!

Short of tape recording them or having a witness the next time you get into one of their headache-inducing conversations, not much. But I do agree with the last post.

The same way an attorney wins a case, by presenting a preponderance of substantiating evidence to prove the claim(s).

616263
History of Russia
Catherine the Great

How did Catherine the Great come to power in Russia?

Her husband died in a "tragic accident" (she had her husband murdered), she was appointed full power in Russia.

555657
History of Russia
Catherine the Great

How did Catherine the Great die?

The 100% truth, as mundane as it may be is that she died in bed of a long-term illness. The Catherine/horse nexus was never a reality, although it was a widely believed myth mostly due to her often bizarre sexual escapades.

More Information

Catherine suffered a stroke while taking a bath on November 5, 1796, and subsequently died at 10:15 the following evening without having regained consciousness. She was buried at the Peter and Paul Cathedral in Saint Petersburg. Palace intrigue generated several urban myths about the circumstances of her death that put her in rather unfavorable light. Because of their sexual nature, they survived the test of time and remain widely known even today.

535455
History of Russia
Catherine the Great

What was Catherine the Great's failure?

probably that the condition of the serfs deteriorated during her reign

535455
History of Russia
Catherine the Great

Why did catherine the great change her name?

She changed it because she converted he faith!

454647
Age of Consent & Underage Relationships
UK History
Celebrity Births Deaths and Ages
Catherine the Great

How old do you have to be to get married in Great Britain?

In Great Britain you have to be at least 16 years old. If you are 16 or 17 (boy or girl) you need your parents' consent in England and Wales, but you can marry in Scotland without consent. If you lied and said you were 18 so you didn't need your parents consent the marriage would still be valid. However if either of you were not yet 16 and lied about it the marriage would be void.

454647
Religion & Spirituality
History of Russia
Henry VIII
Catherine the Great

What religion was Catherine of Aaraon?

If you mean Catherine of Aragon, first wife of Henry VIII of England, she was Catholic, as was Henry at the time.

But this question would not be about Russian history. She was from Spain.

394041
History of Russia
The Romanovs
Catherine the Great
Peter the Great

Who was more effective as a ruler Peter The Great or Catherine the Great and why?

In my opinion Peter the great was a better tsar than any other Tsar even though, catherine the great did some of contributions and lead russia to better place however, peter the great expanded west -europe dictate over 13-20 countries, and fought against sweeden for 20 years and got victory. Plus, he westernized Russia. He also was the one who lead everything and Catherine followed in his footsteps(technically).

394041
History of Russia
The Romanovs
Catherine the Great

How did Catherine the Great come up to power in 1762?

Catherine the Great came to power the old fashioned way. She had supporters of hers murder her husband, Tsar Peter III.

333435
History of Russia
Catherine the Great

What country did Catherine the Great come from?

Catherine the Great was born in Szczesin, Poland.

333435
History of Russia
History of France
Catherine the Great
Voltaire

What was Voltaire's opinion of Catherine the Great?

Interesting question.

Turns out Voltaire and Catherine the Great carried on a long correspondence for about 10 years. Voltaire respected Catherine and referred to her as an "enlightened despot".

Although he disapproved of her extravagant court, he admired her strong leadership and rule. He also called her the "Star of the North".

He thought so highly of Catherine, he evidently kept a portrait of her in his bedroom. Catherine corresponded with some of the greatest minds of the era and encouraged arts, philosophy and sciences.

313233
History of Russia
Catherine the Great

What was the name of Catherine the great husband?

Tsar Peter Romanov III was Catherine the Great's husband.

293031
History of France
French Revolution
Catherine the Great

What was Catherine the Great's view of Louis XIV's execution?

Very, very little since:

1. She had not yet been born and second,

2. Louis XIV was not executed but died of gangrene at Versailles four days before his 77th birthday. She therefore had neither a relevant opinion, nor was a Royal Box on the 50 yard line made available for her to view the proceedings.

(Is it possible that you transposed the "I" and the "V" which would convert the numeral 16 which you might have intended into a numeral 14?)

Louis XVI (Read as the numeral 16 and spelled sixteen or sixteenth) was executed on 21 January 1793. Catherine the Great was a reigning Monarch at the time and the Monarchs were generally a class unto themselves that supported each other and generally opposed the practice of regicide by the peasants which were often called "Loyal Subjects". It is therefore likely that Catherine applauded the great valor he showed before his executioner and the mob, but deplored his death at the guillotine.

Roman Numerals can be sneaky and have been known to mess up many a history paper.

293031
History of Russia
Political Office Holders
Catherine the Great

What were some of Catherine the Great's failures?

One of her failures was allowing the boyars to increase their stranglehold on Russian peasants. She took firm action to repress the peasants when they revolted against the harsh conditions of serfdom. As a result, conditions grew worse for the peasants, and even more were forced into serfdom. The fact that she kept serfdom alive while it was dying out in other places put Russia at a disadvantage in world affairs.

171819
Catherine the Great

How much land did Catherine the Great have?

During Catherine's reign, Russia also achieved great military success and gained large tracts of land. Following two successful wars against the Ottoman Empire, Russia annexed Crimea, which gave it access to the Black Sea. In addition, Russia's control over Poland and Luxembourg allowed it to annex three separate tracts of land.

232425
Catherine the Great

What type of leader was Catherine the Great?

An absolute ruler

232425
History, Politics & Society
Catherine the Great

Catherine the Great was a German princess who ended up ruling which country?

Catherine the Great ended up ruling Romania. True she ruled Russia for a year but got sick of there and started ruling russia!.

171819
History of Russia
Russia
Catherine the Great

When and where did Catherine the Great rule?

She reigned from 1762 to 1796 in Russia

212223

Copyright © 2020 Multiply Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. The material on this site can not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with prior written permission of Multiply.