Elizabeth of Russia

Empress of Russia Elizabeth of Russia Full Name: Elizabeth of Russia [Elizaveta Petrovna]
Nationality: Russian

Profession: Empress of Russia
Why Famous: Led the country into the two major European conflicts of her time: the War of Austrian Succession (1740–48) and the Seven Years' War (1756–63). Founded her country's first university and forged strong ties in Europe during her 20-year reign.

Born: December 29, 1709
Star Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kolomenskoye, Russia

Died: January 5, 1762 (aged 52)

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