Project for AP World History Oscar's
Catherine's husband becomes Russia's ruler. He later was thrown off a short 6 months later due to a coup
Sophie Friederike Auguste von Anhalt-Zerbst is born to the Prince and Princess of Anhalt-Zerbst
Marries the Grand Duke Peter of Holstein
Catherine the Great takes over the throne
Previous empress of Russia Elizabeth dies
Part of her plan to boost Russia's economy
Catherine names one of her followers, Stanislaw Poniatowski as the king of Poland. That way she can indirectly control the kingdom
Also part of her plan to boost the economy
Catherine called for a session with all classes of Russia (with the exception of the serfs), where they tried to revise the old laws of Russia.
A naval battle between Turkey
Yemelyan Pugachov impersonates Peter III and instigated a rebellion. Catherine sent troops to tone the problem but why is that a problem? Before this, Catherine planned on setting the serfs free. However, because of the rebellion, it made her more wary of how powerful a mass of peasants can be. Thus, she actually made more people serfs and by the end of her rule, nearly everyone in Russia were serfs.
The formation of a navy to retaliate against the British attacking on neutral shiplanes
The Statue of Peter the Great in Senate Square
Russia gains Crimea
This is when Catherine starts implementing policies for greater education in Russia.
Catherine divides up Poland between her empire, Prussia, and Austria
Catherine the Great dies of a stroke