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Offline Caleb

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Re: Empress Catherine II
« Reply #90 on: November 06, 2005, 07:52:09 PM »
For me, I'm not a fan of hers, but I must admit she was a very interesting woman.

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Re: Empress Catherine II
« Reply #91 on: November 06, 2005, 11:17:17 PM »
Im a fan and i also think she was an interesting woman

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Re: Empress Catherine II
« Reply #92 on: November 14, 2005, 09:20:25 AM »
Can someone tell me what is this outstretched hand of hers meaning, if anything? ???

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Re: Empress Catherine II
« Reply #93 on: November 25, 2005, 12:47:03 PM »
While I'm not necessarilly a fan of Catherine, I too believe she was very interesting.  I've also looked around a lot and I couldn't find any paintings of Catherine as a younger woman.  I know she was a minor princess before she married Peter, but after she married him, didn't she have any portaits painted of her?


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Re: Empress Catherine II
« Reply #94 on: November 25, 2005, 02:03:18 PM »
i saw some some... she was very pretty when she was young... can't remember where though... try a google image search...

the book i have, 'russian tsars chronicle' has a painting of catherine, peter and paul together... probably while elizabeth was still alive
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Re: Empress Catherine II
« Reply #95 on: November 26, 2005, 01:35:09 AM »
i found the pic of catherine and peter on the internet. it's kind of small, but you'll get the idea:

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Re: Empress Catherine II
« Reply #96 on: November 26, 2005, 01:41:56 AM »
here's another (unfortunatly small) picture, this one supposedly painted in 1738, when she was a grand duchess:

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Re: Empress Catherine II
« Reply #97 on: November 26, 2005, 01:56:34 AM »
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here's another (unfortunatly small) picture, this one supposedly painted in 1738, when she was a grand duchess:



Catherine was a Grand Duchess of Russia from 1745 until 1761. She would have been a nine year old princess in Anhalt in the year 1738.

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Re: Empress Catherine II
« Reply #98 on: November 26, 2005, 01:59:30 AM »
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that's what it said on the website (since i'm not so documented on catherine's grand duchess years, i couldn't check).

they probably got the year wrong. she doesn't look nine year old to me
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« Reply #99 on: November 26, 2005, 03:46:23 AM »
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that's what it said on the website (since i'm not so documented on catherine's grand duchess years, i couldn't check).

they probably got the year wrong. she doesn't look nine year old to me



Dear Ilyala,

I have found that there is quite a lot of incorrect information on the Internet when it comes to Russian history. It seems to me that most of this is due to the Wikepedia site. These entries are not reviewed for accuracy. Other free Internet encyclopedia sites then take the incorrect Wikepedia entries for their own causing the further desemination of the incorrect history. There have been times when I have come upon a single incorrect Wikepedia entry in over 25 different forms on 25 different web sites. Be very careful where you get your facts on the Internet.

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Re: Empress Catherine II
« Reply #100 on: November 26, 2005, 08:22:52 AM »
most of the historical facts i believe in come from books. generally are stuff that i read in more than one book, and i like to read different opinions from people who have different points of view to find out what they have in common. i am no expert in catherine the great, she's not one of my favorite subjects, what i know is generally what everyone knows. of course there are many mistakes on the internet, but i tend to think that the internet is a good source of information anyway, even if not the most reliable
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Re: Empress Catherine II
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Re: Empress Catherine II
« Reply #104 on: November 26, 2005, 01:15:51 PM »
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