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  Peter III of Russia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Peter III (February 21, 1728 - July 17, 1762) (Russian Пётр III Федорович (Pyotr III Fyodorovitch)) was Emperor of Russia for six months in 1762.
Peter favored Prussia in many respects: after he gained the throne in 1762, he withdrew from the Seven Years' War and made peace with Prussia, in which Russia did not gain anything,in spite of Russia's virtual victory in the war.
In December 1796, Peter's son the Emperor Paul, who disliked his mother, arranged for his remains to be exhumed and then reburied with full honors in the Cathedral of the St. Peter and St. Paul fortress, St. Petersburg.
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 Royal Family of Europe - pafg08 - Generated by Personal Ancestral File
Olga OF RUSSIA was born in 1822 in,, Russia.
Czar Nikolaj I of RUSSIA was born on 25 Jun 1796.
Peter III OF RUSSIA [Parents] was born on 10 Feb 1728 in Kiel,, Germany.
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 Peter III, czar of Russia. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
In 1744, Peter had married Sophie of Anhalt-Zerbst, who was to become Czarina Catherine II.
In the summer of 1762 a conspiracy against Peter, headed by Catherine’s lover Grigori Orlov and his brother Aleksey, was set in motion.
Peter’s claim to ducal Holstein passed to his son Paul (later Czar Paul I), in whose name Catherine ceded it to Denmark in exchange for Oldenburg in 1773.
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 Royal Family of Europe - pafg25 - Generated by Personal Ancestral File
Peter III OF RUSSIA was born on 10 Feb 1728.
Natalia OF RUSSIA was born in 1674 in Russia.
Evdokiya Lukyanovna STRESHNEVA Czarine of Russia was born in 1608.
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 PETER III. - LoveToKnow Article on PETER III.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Nor was Peters behaviour to his consort in public of the outrageous character we have been led to suppose.
Peter, in fact, was too good-natured and inconsequent to pursue, or even premeditate, any deliberate course of ill treatment.
Peters foreign policy was the absolute reversal of the policy of his predecessor.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /P/PE/PETER_III_.htm   (773 words)

 Russia - Early Imperial Russia
Peter was unsuccessful in forging a European coalition against the Ottoman Empire, but during his travels he found interest in waging war against Sweden, then an important power in northern Europe.
Peter changed the rules of succession to the throne after he killed his own son, Aleksey, who had opposed his father's reforms and served as a rallying figure for antireform groups.
Russia's westward expansion under Catherine was the result of the partitioning of Poland.
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At the age of thirteen his aunt, the Russian Empress Elizabeth, made him come to Russia and the pale and thin creature, with ugly grimaces and a lolling tongue but talking in a high voice of piercing intensity, was proclaimed heir of the Russian throne.
Peter did not care for Paul either and took a mistress, Elizabeth Vorontsova who, though ugly and stupid, was warm-hearted and played soldiers with him.
However, while Peter admired Frederick the Great as a fellow-German and soldier, the Empress Elizabeth took great interest in the war as she wanted to punish Frederick the Great whose bawdy jokes about her and her lovers were repeated all over Europe.
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 Tsar Peter III
Peter III, Tsar of Russia, only son of Charles Frederick, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp, and of Anne, eldest surviving daughter of Peter the Great, was born at Kiel on the 21st of February 1728.
Even when Peter III succeeded his aunt on the 5th of January 1762, he paid off all the debts that Catherine had contracted without inquiring what they were for.
Nor was Peter's behavior to his consort in public of the outrageous character we have been led to suppose.
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 Wikinfo | Peter III of Russia
His parents were Karl Friedrich, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp, and Grand Duchess Anna Petrovna, a daughter of Emperor Peter the Great of Russia and his second wife, Catherine I (a former Latvian peasant, Martha Skavronskaya).
In foreign affairs, Peter favoured Prussia in many respects: after he gained the throne in 1762, he withdrew from the Seven Years' War and made peace with Prussia on terms that were somewhat unfavorable for Russia.
In December 1796, Peter's son the Emperor Paul arranged for his remains to be exhumed and then reburied with full honours in the Cathedral of the St. Peter and St. Paul fortress, St. Petersburg.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Peter_III_of_Russia   (412 words)

 History House: Catherine and Peter: The Odd Couple   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Peter was a young barbarian with the manners of an unlicked cub...
Peter would make little cannon-firing noises with his mouth and shout orders to the inanimate armies on the bed, beg Catherine to join him, and hurriedly stash the playthings under the sheets whenever members of the court happened by to check on the odd assortment of noises emanating from behind their chamber door.
Peter claimed that the rat was clearly guilty according to military law, and that, after one of his dogs broke its back, he had hanged it in public view "for three days, as an example." Catherine, thinking he was joking, burst into hysterics.
www.historyhouse.com /in_history/catherine_one   (2093 words)

 AllRefer.com - Russia - Peter the Great and the Russian Empire - The Era of Palace Revolutions | Russian Information ...
Under Peter, the army drafted soldiers for lifetime terms from the taxpaying population, and it drew officers from the nobility and required them to give lifelong service in either the military or civilian a dministration.
The best illustration of Peter's drive for Westernization, his break with traditions, and his coercive methods was his construction in 1703 of a new, architectu rally Western capital, St. Petersburg, situated on land newly conquered from Sweden on the Gulf of Finland.
Russia's greatest reach into Europe was during the Seven Years' War (1756-63), which was fought on thre e continents between Britain and France with numerous allies on both sides.
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 Russian Antiques: Peter III   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Karl Peter Ulrich (1739-1762), duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorp and a grand son of Peter I the Great became Emperor Peter III of Russia in 1761, he was overthrown by his wife - Catherine (later Catherine II the Great) in summer 1762.
Peter was proclaimed an heir to the Russian throne by Empress Elizabeth.
The front gilt plate of the Grenadier Cap is mounted with the fl Imperial eagle, which holds 2 crowned medallions with hand painted coats of arms of Russia and Holstein.
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 Coins & Medals of Imperial Russia: Peter III (1761-1762)
Peter III’s first act upon accession was to make a humiliating peace with Frederick the Great of Prussia.
Peter III’s wife Catherine, with the help of the Orlov brothers (one of whom was Catherine’s paramour) and with the support of the Russian nobility, dethroned him.
During Peter’s short six-month reign, Count Peter Shuvalov’s scheme of raising money for the government, by reducing by half the metal content of the existing copper coinage, was quickly implemented.
www.library.yale.edu /slavic/coins/html/peter3.html   (128 words)

 History House: Catherine the Great's Ascent   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
In defiance of the country's sorrow [Peter] refused to stand vigil over the body, and on those rare occasions when he approached the coffin it was with the deliberate intention of shocking those present: he would talk in a loud voice, jest, make faces, mock the priests....
Peter shrugged and ordered all sacred images except for Christ and the Virgin Mary removed, built a Lutheran chapel in the palace, ordered all Russian priests to shave their beards, and decreed that all of the Church's wealth was owned by the state.
Peter sailed to the city of Kronstadt, hoping to amass troops who had not yet sworn allegiance to Catherine, but he was a little late.
www.historyhouse.com /in_history/catherine_two   (1687 words)

 The Historian: Reform and Regicide: The Reign of Peter III of ... @ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Historian: Reform and Regicide: The Reign of Peter III of...
Considering Peter III an intelligent, rationalistic ruler and a major reformer of Russian institutions, Carol S. Leonard describes his reign as "an astonishing achievement of the pre-Catherinian Enlightenment" (1).
Leonard's view contrasts sharply with the contemporary and traditional picture of Peter III as a man badly raised and poorly educated, who yielded to wild whims, spurned sensible advice, and achieved little of significance.
highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?docid=1G1:17312406&refid=ink_tptd_mag   (589 words)

 Serge Saltykov - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
In her memoirs, Catherine spread rumours that he was the actual father of her son Paul I of Russia.
Actually, Paul resembled his official father Peter III of Russia in character and appearance to a T. There was very little in common between the pugnacious, short Paul and tall, handsome Serge Saltykov.
Sergei was the son of Count Vassili Saltykov and his wife, Princess Maria Golitsyna.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Serge_Saltykov   (186 words)

 Russian Landscape Garden
Born a Prussian princess, and married in her mid-teens to Peter III of Russia, she was a fair-minded, very intelligent and liberal girl.
Shortly after she died, Catherine had good reason to fear that Peter III was going to divorce her.
Peter III was a fanatical admirer of Frederick the Great and saved him from near-certain defeat in the Seven Years War.
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 Catherine the Great
Sophie moved to Russia in 1744 and was married in 1745 to the Grand Duke Peter of Holstein.
Sophie converted her religion from Lutheranism to Russian Orthodox, and her husband Peter became Peter III of Russia in 1762.
She extended the serfdom throughout Russia and transfered the church property to the state.
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 Who Was Catherine the Great?
Ekaterina II of Russia (April 21, 1729 — November 6, 1796), called Catherine the Great, was the Romanov Tsarina of Russia from June 28, 1762 until her death in 1796.
By the time Peter was crowned Peter III of Russia in 1762, Catherine had been influenced by French Enlightenment thinkers like Montesquieu, Diderot and Voltaire.
Paul I of Russia ruled for only four years until he was murdered by soldiers and his first son, Alexander, claimed the throne.
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 Peter III   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Son of Karl Friedrich, Duke of Holstein-Gotorb, and Anna Petrovna, Peter the Great's daughter, Peter III was born on February 10, 1728, in Kila and christened Karl Peter Ulrich.
On August 21, 1745, Peter Feodorovich married Princess Sophia Augusta Frederica of Anhalt-Zerbst, who was christened into the Orthodox faith as Ekaterina Alexeevna (the future Catherine the Great).
Peter III was buried in the Annunciation Church of the Alexander Nevsky Monastery but in December 1796, by order of his son Paul I, his remains were reburied with full honors in the Cathedral of the St. Peter and St. Paul fortress in St. Petersburg.
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 Peter III --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Son of Anna, one of Peter I the Great's daughters, and Charles Frederick, duke of Holstein-Gottorp, the young duke was brought to Russia by his aunt Elizabeth shortly after she became empress of Russia (Dec. 5–6, 1741).
From 1613 until 1917 Russia was ruled by czars and czarinas (kings and queens) of the Romanov Dynasty.
She expanded the territory of Russia and was known for her brilliant court, to which the greatest minds of Europe were drawn.
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 Russia (Gog)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Russia was in the beginning a place for the Vikings to stop for the winter before heading back to their home.
Russia denies that this has happened and in 1448 declares themselves the final church.
Russia destroys the Prussian Army and in 1760 joins forces with Austria to invade Berlin.
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 decendants of Zakhari Koshkin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Mikhail Romanov [12377] --------- emperor of Russia, 1613-1645 Eudokia ________ [12385] --------
Alexander III of_Russia --------- [12405] emperor of Russia, 1881-1894 b.1845 d.1894 Marie Fedorovna of_Denmark ------ (Dagmar) [10996] empress of Russia b.26_Nov_1847 wife of Alexander III, emperor of Russia d.1928
Peter III of_Russia [12419] ----- emperor of Russia, 1761-1762 b.10_Feb_1728 d.Jul_1762 Catherine II of_Russia ---------- (Catherine the Great) [12421] empress of Russia, 1762-1796 b.21_Apr_1729 m.21_Aug_1745, St. Petersburg wife of Peter III, emperor of Russia mistress of Sergei Saltykov d.1796
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 Peter III (1728-62), Tsar of Russia (1762)
Peter III succeeded his aunt, Elizabeth, in January 1762.
He was a great admirer of Frederick the Great, and soon after taking the throne withdrew Russian from the Seven Years War, making peace in the Threaty of St. Petersburg (5 May 1762), saving Prussia from defeat.
On 9 June 1762 he was overthrown by his wife, Catherine, who became Catherine II (the Great).
www.historyofwar.org /articles/people_peterIII.html   (77 words)

 AllRefer.com - Peter III, czar of Russia (Russian, Soviet, And CIS History, Biography) - Encyclopedia
AllRefer.com - Peter III, czar of Russia (Russian, Soviet, And CIS History, Biography) - Encyclopedia
Peter III, czar of Russia, Russian, Soviet, And CIS History, Biographies
Peter III 1728–62, czar of Russia (1762), son of Charles Frederick, dispossessed duke of Holstein-Gottorp, and of Anna Petrovna, daughter of Peter the Great.
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 Peter III -
Peter was the son of Duke Charles Frederick of Holstein-Gottrop and Anna, the daughter of Czar Peter the Great and was born in Kiel, Germany.
One of his few reforms during his short reign was to stop the persecution of dissenting non-Orthodox Christians.
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 Elizabeth, czarina of Russia. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
She gained the throne by overthrowing the young czar, Ivan VI, and the regency of his mother, Anna Leopoldovna.
Guided in her foreign policy by her chancellor, A. Bestuzhev-Ryumin, Elizabeth sought to rid Russia of German influence.
She victoriously sided against Frederick II of Prussia in the Seven Years War, but her death and the accession of her nephew, Peter III, took Russia out of the war and made Frederick’s ultimate victory possible.
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