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Peter III of Russia by Pfandzelt. Peter was born a prince of Holstein-Gottorp in 1728 and until he was taken to Russia in 1742 (at the age of 14) by his aunt, Empress Elizabeth, was known as Karl Peter Ulrich. He became Duke of Holstein-Gottorp in 1739. Immature and wayward he hated Russia and never learnt to speak fluent Russian - or indeed French (the official court language).

Peter III of Russia by Pfandzelt, husband of Catherine II the Great

Пётр III Фёдорович (ур. Карл Пе́тер У́льрих). (1728-1762) — российский император и Екатерина Алексеевна

Grand Duc Peter Fedorovich et Catherine Alexeevna, 1745 Georg Christoph Grooth

Catalina II de Rusia

Catalina II de Rusia

Portrait of Catherine II the Legislatress in the Temple of the Goddess of Justice - Dmitry Levitzky

Catherine the Great of Russia.

Catherine II by anonymous after Roslin c., Hermitage) - Portraits of Catherine II of Russia - Wikimedia Commons

Catherine I de Rusia. Mujer de Pedro el Grande

Empress Catherine I of Russia,by Heinrich Buchholz,circa who have ruled Russia by the Hermiatge Museum.

Princess Irina Alexandrovna (1895-1970) was the daughter of Grand Duchess Xenia (Nicholas’ sister) and Grand Duke Alexander Mikhailovich. She married Prince Felix Yusupov, who is best known for his involvement in the murder of Grigori Rasputin.

Princess Irina Alexandrovna She was the daughter of Grand Duchess Xenia (Tsar Nicholas II's sister), and Grand Duke Alexander Mikhailovich. She married Prince Felix Yusupov, who is best known for his involvement in the murder of Grigori Rasputin.

Ana de Mendoza, Princess of Éboli (1540-1592). She lost an eye in a mock fencing duel when she was 14, and she spent her last 13 years in prison after (allegedly) revealing state secrets... Badass princess. -  Possible origin of the saying-  "All fun and games until someone loses an eye."

sparrowqueen: “ La princesa de Éboli [The Princess of Eboli] Artist unknown [?] Doña Ana de Mendoza y de la Cerda, Princess of Eboli, Duchess of Pastrana seems like she was pretty badass. Also, I’m in love with this painting. I wish I could find a.

Maria Anna von Österreich (1738–1789) – Wikipedia

Sister of Marie Antoinette, Archduchess Maria Anna Josepha Antonia of Austria October 1738 – 19 November was the second but eldest surviving daughter of Maria Theresa, Queen of Hungary and Bohemia, and Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor.

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