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    Empress Catherine the Great Letter Signed "Catherine." One page, 7.75" x 12" (sight), in Russian, 1768. Catherine II of Russia (1729 - 1796) is often referred to as the epitome of the "enlightened despot". She reigned as empress of Russia from June 28, 1762, until her death. Catherine married the Grand Duke Peter of Russia in 1745, but the marriage proved unsuccessful - due in part to the grand duke's impotence and mental immaturity. In July 1762, the Leib Guard revolted, deposed Peter, who was now emperor, and proclaimed Catherine the ruler of Russia. Folds. Matted with a portrait of Catherine and framed to an overall size of 16" x 28".

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