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Who is the greatest Empress
« on: December 26, 2005, 12:21:45 PM »
I don`t know if this topic has been discusst before
and if i put it in the rigth place.

But this is the queistion.
Who do you all see as the greatst empress that russia has had.
I Woud say that Empress Elisabeth Alexeevna the wife of Aleksander 1 is the greatst empress
but what do`s the rest of you think.

my english is not that good so i hope you all understand

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Re: Who is the greatest Empress
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2005, 01:55:55 PM »
IMHO, it was Catherine.

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Re: Who is the greatest Empress
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2005, 03:05:53 PM »
maybe not the greatest, but i have quite a fascination for empress elizabeth, the daughter of peter the great. :)
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Re: Who is the greatest Empress
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2005, 03:59:26 PM »
Catherine the Great

and for consort

Maria Feodorevna (Minny)

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Re: Who is the greatest Empress
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2005, 01:16:52 AM »
Catherine the Great  :)

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Re: Who is the greatest Empress
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2005, 03:27:50 AM »
Ekaterina II The Great


and for a consort-- Maria Feodorovna "Minnie" and Aleksandra Feodorovna(the older one)

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Re: Who is the greatest Empress
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2005, 08:49:57 AM »
I think greatest empress was Catherine the great. A close second would be Elizabeth as she did a lot to promote arts and built many beautifull palaces.

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Re: Who is the greatest Empress
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2006, 09:01:44 AM »
1. Catherine the Great
2. Elizabeth

Seems to be the concensus here....
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Re: Who is the greatest Empress
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2006, 02:01:26 PM »
One good thing about the Empress Elizabeth. She abolished the death penalty in Russia. It was later reintroduced - by Peter or Catherine - but it seems to me to be a very enlightened gesture.
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Re: Who is the greatest Empress
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2006, 06:23:11 PM »
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One good thing about the Empress Elizabeth. She abolished the death penalty in Russia. It was later reintroduced - by Peter or Catherine - but it seems to me to be a very enlightened gesture.


She also threw all Germans out of the government, which pleased enemies of Anna!
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Re: Who is the greatest Empress
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2006, 07:30:14 PM »
peter must have hated it though :P
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Re: Who is the greatest Empress
« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2006, 10:48:54 AM »
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peter must have hated it though :P


If you mean Peter III, he brought them back before her (admittedly large) corpse was cold.
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Re: Who is the greatest Empress
« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2006, 01:26:38 PM »
not the smartest move :P
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Re: Who is the greatest Empress
« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2006, 12:10:23 PM »
Catherine the Great. No doubt in my opinion. She was  a shrewd, smart, witty, and capable woman.  One of the greatest female monarchs of all time.
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Re: Who is the greatest Empress
« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2006, 11:11:36 AM »
Well, from all she did in her reign, it's got to be Catherine the Great as a reighing alone Empress. As for a consort, perhaps Marie Feodorovna, wife of Alexander III, and mother of Nicholas II?