May 2, 1729

“I praise loudly. I blame softly.” Catherine the Great

Catherine II, Catherine the Great, Former Emperor of all Russia is born.

Catherine II, also known as Catherine the Great, born Princess Sophie of Anhalt-Zerbst, was Empress of Russia from 1762 until 1796, the country’s longest-ruling female leader.

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