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Russia, Empire of - Императрица Елизавета (Empress Elizabeth) (6 December 1741 - 5 January 1762)

Elizabeth Petrovna (Russian: Елизавета (Елисавета) Петровна), also known as Yelisaveta or Elizaveta, was the Empress of Russia from 1741 until her death. She led the country during the two major European conflicts of her time: the War of Austrian Succession (1740-48) and the Seven Years' War (1756-63). On the eve of her death Russia spanned almost 16,200,000 square kilometres.

Her domestic policies allowed the nobles to gain dominance in local government while shortening their terms of service to the state. She encouraged Mikhail Lomonosov's establishment of the University of Moscow and Ivan Shuvalov's foundation of the Imperial Academy of Arts in Saint Petersburg. She also spent exorbitant sums of money on the grandiose baroque projects of her favourite architect, Bartolomeo Rastrelli, particularly in Peterhof and Tsarskoye Selo. The Winter Palace and the Smolny Cathedral in Saint Petersburg are among the chief monuments of her reign. She remains one of the most popular Russian monarchs due to her strong opposition to Prussian policies and her decision not to execute a single person during her reign.

Russia, Empire of - Императрица Елизавета (Empress Elizabeth): showing 6 of 6 coins
One Rouble 1754 unknown
One Kopek 1755 8,850,000
Two Roubles 1756 53,000
Poltina 1756 22,000
One Rouble 1757 339,000
Three Kopeks 1761 300,000
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Императрица Елизавета (Empress Elizabeth): Details
CountryRussia, Empire of
From6 December 1741
To5 January 1762
Personal Information Empress Elizabeth of Russia
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