Who Was Catherine the Great? (Who Was?) (Hardcover)

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Learn how a Prussian princess grew up to be Russia's longest-ruling female leader!

Born in 1729, Princess Sophie of Anhalt-Zerbs was never supposed to come to power. But at age sixteen, she married the heir to the Russian throne. By 1762, Sophie, known now as Catherine, overthrew her immature and incompetent husband, Peter III, to lead the nation. Catherine became the sole ruler of Russia.

This exciting Who Was? title explores how Catherine was able to turn Russia into one of the great powers of Europe by expanding its borders, helping improve its educational system, and advocating for the arts. Her three-decade reign is considered the Golden Age of Russia, and she is called Catherine the Great.

About the Author


Pam Pollack and Meg Belviso are authors of several books in this series, including Who Is George Lucas?, Who Was Alfred Hitchcock?, Who Was Alexander Hamilton?, and Who Was Celia Cruz?


Product Details
ISBN: 9780399544323
ISBN-10: 0399544321
Publisher: Penguin Workshop
Publication Date: February 2nd, 2021
Pages: 112
Language: English
Series: Who Was?