Catherine the Great

Main

Birth

April 21, 1729

Married to Grand Duke Peter III Heir to the Russian Throne

August 21, 1745

Paul, Catherine's son is born

September 20, 1754

Anna Petrovna, Catherine's daughter is born

1757

Empress Elizabeth Dies

December 25,1761

Paul III becomes Emperor of Russia

1762

Alexei Grigoryvich, Catherine's son is born

April 10, 1762

Peter III dies

July 6, 1762

Catherine is Proclaimed Empress of Russia

September 22, 1762

Catherine the Great dies

November 6, 1796

Foreign Affairs

Seven Years War

1756 - 1763

Poland's Election Diet elects Stanislas Poniatowski King of Poland

1763

Russia at War with the Ottoman Empire

1768 - 1774

1st Partition of Poland

1772

Russia gains access to the Black Sea

1774

Catherine signs alliance with Austria

1781

Russia annexes Crimea

1783

Russia at war with the Ottoman Empire

1787 - 1791

Russia at war with Sweden

1788 - 1790

2nd Partition of Poland

1793

3rd Partition of Poland

1795

Domestic Affairs

Catherine's "Nakaz" or "Great Instruction" is published

1767

Plague kills thousands in Moscow

1771

Pugachev Revolt

1773 - 1774

The Charter to the Nobility and the Charter to the Towns reforms are established

1785