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Catherine the Great of Russia 1729-1796
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Catherine the Great Empress of Russia Born princess of Germany Married to the heir to the Russian throne (Grand Duke Peter of Holstein, grandson of Peter the Great)
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Catherine’s Reign 1762 -1796 She took power after a conspiracy deposed her husband, Peter III (1728-1762)
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Accomplishments of Catherine the Great She expanded Russia’s borders to the Black Sea and central Europe She promoted westernization and modernization
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More Accomplishments Promoted education and the Enlightenment among the elite Corresponded with many figures of the Enlightenment of Europe
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Catherine the Great Her reign a high point in the influence of Russian nobility
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Catherine the Great Also remembered for her many lovers Died 1796 from a stroke Her son, Paul, succeeded her
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Unformatted text preview: to the throne Reference in Worst Hard Times She favored the Volga Germans due to her German heritage and gave them privileges in Russia When she died, they feared the treatment from her successor so they fled to America Volga Germans Contribution to America They brought winter wheat seeds that could grow in extreme conditions in Russia These wheat seeds could grow in the harsh conditions on the Great Plains (one of the few crops that could survive) Lasting Legacy of German Immigration To this day, wheat farmers in U. S. plant winter wheat in the Great Plains They plant it in the fall, it lies dormant in the winter, and they harvest it in the spring Most crops are planted in the spring and harvested in the fall....
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