Catherine the Great

Empress of Russia, 1729-1796

Catherine the Great was the most renowned and the longest-ruling female leader of Russia, reigning from 1762 until her death in 1796 at the age of 67. Russia was revitalized under her reign, growing larger and stronger than ever and becoming recognized as one of the great powers of Europe. The period of Catherine the Great’s rule, the Catherinian Era, is often considered the Golden Age of the Russian Empire and the Russian nobility. The Manifesto on Freedom of the Nobility, issued during the short reign of Peter III and confirmed by Catherine, freed Russian nobles from compulsory military or state service.

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Katharina II., die Große

Kaiserin von Russland (1729-1796). Autograph letter. Kiew. 3/4 S. 4to. Mit Adresse und Siegel.
$ 11,022 / 9.500 € (47055)

One of Catherine’s rare letters in German language; to princess von Lieven, born von Gaugreben, the governess of Catherine’s granddaughters, telling her how happy she was that the children had not to came down with measles and should now be brought to the countryside for the town itself were still contaminated with measles and pox. - Of utmost rarity.

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