Week 11 Catherine II

Week 11 Catherine II - reason, education, and the ability...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–10. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Catherine the Great 1762-1796
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Empress Elizabeth, 1741-1762
Background image of page 2
Alexis Razumovsky Flourishing of the arts: ballet, opera, theater Mikhail Lomonosov
Background image of page 3

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Architecture of Rastrelli Characterized by: -- bright, bold colors -- exuberant and superfluous detail (Rococo) -- immensity of size, horizontal plane -- large number of equally-sized windows
Background image of page 4
Peter III The grandson of Peter the Great by his oldest daughter (by Catherine), Anna Despised everything Russian Held power only 186 days
Background image of page 5

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Catherine II Born Sophia of Anhalt-Zerbst, German by birth and educated in French Chosen as future bride for Peter III in 1744 Converted to Russian Orthodoxy, baptized “Catherine”; married in 1745 Began an ardent effort to “Russianize” herself, but as Empress made French the official language of the court
Background image of page 6
An “Enlightened Despot” Enlightenment philosophy emphasized
Background image of page 7

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Background image of page 8
Background image of page 9

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Background image of page 10
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: reason, education, and the ability of enlightened men to advance the interests of society Catherine’s Reforms • Decree on the Serfs • Grand Commission • Charter of the Nobility • Provincial Administration • Education • Territorial Expansion; Partitioning of Poland Other Issues • Ivan VI • Paul • Pale of Settlement • Potemkin Villages • Emelyan Pugachev • Alexander Radishchev Catherine Dashkova (“the Little”) • Very well educated, first by tutors, then studied mathematics at Moscow University; spoke four languages • Traveled abroad; met and corresponded with the greatest intellectuals of her time: Voltair, Diderot, Adam Smith • Was appointed President of the Russian Academy of Sciences; expanded many University programs • Was invited to Philadelphia by Ben Franklin...
View Full Document

This note was uploaded on 02/23/2009 for the course RUSS 2211 taught by Professor Vicks,mega during the Fall '05 term at Colorado.

Page1 / 10

Week 11 Catherine II - reason, education, and the ability...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 10. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online