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Re: Empress Catherine II - her German family and roots
« Reply #15 on: January 28, 2005, 08:54:15 AM »
Not in colour,sorry

Johanna of Anhalt

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Re: Empress Catherine II - her German family and roots
« Reply #16 on: January 28, 2005, 02:53:27 PM »
Although I like much more colour pictures the effort you made to post this is brilliant...Thanks for not forgeting my wishes!!!If you find anything interesting again,please post it!!!

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Re: Empress Catherine II - her German family and roots
« Reply #17 on: January 29, 2005, 11:27:13 AM »
I know there is another thread in Hohenzollern part,but I think this is the right place for such question!I was trying to find some colour portraits of her parents(Prince Christian and Princess Johanna von Anhalt-Zerbst),brother...anyone has them?

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Re: Empress Catherine II - her German family and roots
« Reply #18 on: January 29, 2005, 12:58:32 PM »
1746 by Antoine PESNE, Catherine's mother:


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Re: Empress Catherine II - her German family and roots
« Reply #19 on: January 29, 2005, 05:33:29 PM »
This is great!Thanks Lisa...Svetabel and me were searching for it!Any of her father,brother or even sister in law?

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Re: Empress Catherine II - her German family and roots
« Reply #20 on: January 30, 2005, 04:32:48 AM »
No, I have not!  Sorry,  Marc! :-/

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Re: Empress Catherine II - her German family and roots
« Reply #21 on: January 30, 2005, 10:38:53 AM »
Great,because evey try is a good one-Thanks!If anyone has colour pictures of her family(father,mother,brother,sister in law),please post it.I am very courious because they are so rare and it's almoust impossible to find them...

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Re: Empress Catherine II - her German family and roots
« Reply #22 on: February 06, 2005, 03:41:49 PM »
Catherine II's father was out of the picture most of the time wasn't he? You don't hear much about him except when Sophie and Johanna left for Russia to meet Empress Elizabeth. They stopped somewhere to say goodbye to him. He didn't seem to care what happened to Sophie either...or did he?
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Re: Empress Catherine II - her German family and roots
« Reply #23 on: February 06, 2005, 04:30:22 PM »
I think that Catherines father cared very much for his daughter. He died in 1747, but she speaks very kindly about him in her memories..
I also think he wrote some instructions for her, on how to behave in Russia.

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Re: Empress Catherine II - her German family and roots
« Reply #24 on: February 06, 2005, 04:36:04 PM »
"Moreover Catherine did not like her german relationss,did not let her brother to go to Russia as she knew too good that her penniless relatives were very greedy for money and high positions (posts)."

Thats very true, but she did give her mothers family the duchy of Oldenburg as i wrote in the Holstein-Gottorp thread.

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Re: Empress Catherine II - her German family and roots
« Reply #25 on: March 04, 2005, 12:52:33 AM »
Thanks very much Grand Duke!Great pictures!If you find any other colour ones please post it!Thanks again!

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Re: Empress Catherine II - her German family and roots
« Reply #26 on: March 04, 2005, 06:49:02 PM »
Yes,I know,that's why I am searching for them!If you have any pictures of much more less known royals please-post it!It's much more interesting to search for something that is so rare...

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Re: Empress Catherine II - her German family and roots
« Reply #27 on: March 05, 2005, 01:23:23 PM »
The lover of the Mother of Catherine in Russia was Count Betskoy.

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Re: Empress Catherine II - her German family and roots
« Reply #28 on: April 19, 2005, 10:36:04 AM »
And how was Peter III related to her? I know they were like 2nd cousins or something but through who?
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Re: Empress Catherine II - her German family and roots
« Reply #29 on: April 19, 2005, 11:34:23 AM »
I dont know about half siblings, but she did have 4 or so siblings.
Peters father, Karl Friedrich of Holstein-Gottorp was a first cousin to Catherines mother, Johanna of Holstein-Gottorp. Their fathers were brothers.