CATHERINE II OF RUSSIA

Painting of Catherine II of Russia.
[1]Image taken from the post https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catalina_II_de_Rusia

Catherine II, daughter of German princes, was born in Russia in 1762. At the age of 14 she was chosen to be the wife of Karl Ulrich, grandson of Peter the Great and heir to the Russian throne. The marriage was a complete failure; The next 18 years of this marriage were characterized by constant fights between the two of them.

Catalina was rational and ambitious. Still, she was highly criticized and found comfort in reading and preparing for her functions as future sovereign. Knowing this, it is not surprising that she was a queen who promoted illustration in the empire, adding interest in Russia for art and culture. When he came to rule, he became a political and social reformer, but gradually became more conservative as they got older. Catalina, in an adoptive country, furnished a great expansion in terms of land and the continuation of the Westernization Process started by Peter the Great.

Finally, she was a highly esteemed queen in Russian history for
winning new Territories. The Empress Catherine died in December 25, 1761 from a cerebral stroke while bathing.

ORIGIN OF THE LEGEND

How did the black legend about Cleopatra begin? Who were the contemporaries in charge of disseminating it? Why are they interested in sharing these reasonings?

THE LEGEND THROUGH THE CENTURIES

Who were in charge of continuing the transmission of the black legend? By what means did they do it? How successful has the legend been to the present day?

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