July 9th 1762

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July 9th 1762

258 years ago, Russia crowned Catherine II.

It was a friday.

This day in history, the princess Sophie of Anhalt-Zerbst became Catherine II, empress of Russia, also known as Catherine the Great.

 

Related collector's item:

Russia Token

Royal, Catherine II, History, 1762, Rare, EF(40-45), Silver

Painting:

"Portrait of Catherine II of Russia" by Alexey Antropov (18th century)(Public Domain)

Selection published on 06/07/2020
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