Person:Elizabeth Romanov (1)

Empress Elizabeth Petrovna of Russia
b.18 Dec 1709 Near Moscow,Russia
d.25 Dec 1761
m. 19 Feb 1712
  1. Grand Duchess Anna Petrovna of Russia1708 - 1728
  2. Empress Elizabeth Petrovna of Russia1709 - 1761
  • HAlexey Razumovsky1709 - 1771
  • WEmpress Elizabeth Petrovna of Russia1709 - 1761
m. 1742
Facts and Events
Name Empress Elizabeth Petrovna of Russia
Gender Female
Birth? 18 Dec 1709 Near Moscow,RussiaHouse of Romanov
Other? 25 Nov 1741 Coup d'etat
Marriage 1742 Perovo Cohabitation?
to Alexey Razumovsky
Title (nobility)? 25 Apr 1742 Coronation as Empress
Death? 25 Dec 1761
Reference Number? Q130752?


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Elizabeth Petrovna ( – ), also known as Yelisaveta or Elizaveta, was the Empress of Russia from 1741 until her death. She led the country during the two major European conflicts of her time: the War of Austrian Succession (1740–48) and the Seven Years' War (1756–63).

Her domestic policies allowed the nobles to gain dominance in local government while shortening their terms of service to the state. She encouraged Mikhail Lomonosov's establishment of the University of Moscow and Ivan Shuvalov's foundation of the Imperial Academy of Arts in Saint Petersburg. She also spent exorbitant sums of money on the grandiose baroque projects of her favourite architect, Bartolomeo Rastrelli, particularly in Peterhof and Tsarskoye Selo. The Winter Palace and the Smolny Cathedral in Saint Petersburg are among the chief monuments of her reign. She remains one of the most popular Russian monarchs due to her strong opposition to Prussian policies and her decision not to execute a single person during her reign.

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References
  1.   Elizabeth of Russia, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.