Person:Peter III of Russia (1)

Peter III of Russia
d.17 Jul 1762 Ropscha
m. 21 Aug 1745
  1. Paul I of Russia1754 - 1801
Facts and Events
Name Peter III of Russia
Alt Name Karl Peter Ulrich van Holstein Gottorp
Gender Male
Birth[2] 21 Feb 1728 Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Preußen, GermanyHouse of Holstein-Gottorp-Romanov
Marriage 21 Aug 1745 St.Petersbourgto Catherine II of Russia
Death[2][3] 17 Jul 1762 Ropscha


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Peter III (21 February 1728 – ) was Emperor of Russia for six months in 1762. He was born as Karl Peter Ulrich, son of Duke of Holstein-Gottorp. The German Peter could hardly speak Russian and pursued a strongly pro-Prussian policy, which made him an unpopular leader. He was likely assassinated as a result of a conspiracy led by his German wife Princess Sophie Friederike Auguste von Anhalt-Zerbst-Dornburg, who succeeded him to the throne as Catherine II.

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References
  1.   Peter III of Russia, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
  2. 2.0 2.1 Petr III Romanov, Tsar of Russia, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.
  3. Vermoord