Catherine the Great

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Mentioned-only character
Catherine the Great
Rokotov Portrait Catherine II.jpg
Biography and appearance
RaceHuman, Caucasian
GenderFemale
AffiliationRussian Empire
RoleEmpress
Gameplay
Mentioned inFallout 2
 
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Yekaterina Alexeevna or Catherine II, also known as Catherine the Great[1][2] (May 2 [O.S. April 21] 1729 – November 17 [O.S. November 6] 1796) was the most renowned and the longest-ruling female leader of Russia, reigning from July 9 [O.S. June 28] 1762 until her death at the age of sixty-seven.

Background[edit | edit source]

She was born in Stettin, Pomerania, Prussia as Sophie Friederike Auguste von Anhalt-Zerbst-Dornburg, and came to power following a coup d'état and the assassination of her husband, Peter III, at the end of the Seven Years' War. Russia was revitalized under her reign, growing larger and stronger than ever and becoming recognized as one of the great powers of Europe.

In both her accession to power and in rule of her empire, Catherine often relied on her noble favorites, most notably Grigory Orlov and Grigory Potemkin.

Catherine died of a stroke on 16 November [O.S. 5 November] 1796 and was buried at the Peter and Paul Cathedral in Saint Petersburg.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Catherine the Great is only mentioned in Fallout 2.

References

  1. Bath attendant: "{145}{}{Now I know what Catherine the Great felt like.}"
    (KCBGIRL.MSG)
  2. Bath attendant: "{135}{}{Now I know what Catherine the Great felt like.}"
    (KCATTEND.MSG)