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Rulers Prior to Nicholas II / Re: Empress Catherine II
« on: March 20, 2012, 12:13:04 PM »
Thanks very much for your interest.  There is a family genealogy for the Bobrinskoy family in a footnote in the Bobrinsky Wikipedia site.  I am listed there near the bottom (George Shepherd).  My grandfather was George Bobrinskoy, and he grew up on an estate near Toula.

Any further ideas on how tall Catherine was?  My daughter, Sophie, is somewhat short, and she wants to know whether Catherine was short too.

Thanks for the help.


Rulers Prior to Nicholas II / Re: Empress Catherine II
« on: March 19, 2012, 04:38:24 PM »
I am a descendant of Catherine II and Count Orlov, and I have a question that my daughter asked: How tall was Catherine the Great?  Accounts in books do not agree.  They say that she was short, medium, and tall.

A google search leads to a web page that says that she was 5'9".  I don't believe this, because this seems extraordinarily tall for the era.

Can anyone help with this?  Thanks so much in advance.

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