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    Elizabeth of Russia Document Signed "Elizabeth", one page in Russian, 8" x 12.25", September 20, 1737, n.p. Elizabeth (1709 -1762), also known as Yelizaveta Petrovna, was Empress of Russia (1741 - 1762) who involved her country in the War of Austrian Succession and the Seven Years' War. She encouraged the establishment of the University of Moscow and the Academy of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg. She also spent exorbitant sums of money on the grandiose baroque projects of her favorite architect, Bartolomeo Rastrelli, particularly in Peterhof and Tsarskoye Selo. The Winter Palace and the Smolny Cathedral remain the chief monuments of her reign in St Petersburg. She was admired because she didn't allow Germans in the government and not one person was executed during her reign. In very fine condition.

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