July 17, 1762 CE – Catherine II Becomes Tsarina of Russia After the Assassination of Her Husband Peter III

July 17, 1762 CE – Catherine II Becomes Tsarina of Russia After the Assassination of Her Husband Peter IIIRate this post *Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons Few would have expected Russia to be eager to have a woman with strong Prussian ties at the helm after the assassination of Peter III – himself a victim of his pro-Prussian ideas – but Catherine II became the kind of leader her people loved. Rising to the seat of power after her husband’s death, she would reign for more than three decades after becoming tsarina on July 17th, 1762. By the time of her death in 1796, she would be known by another name: […]