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And so the young princess from one of the poorest and most insignificant principalities in Germany, House of Anhalt, arrived in Russia and began her journey to greatness, Sophie, who would become Grand Duchess Ekaterina Alexeyevna and eventually known to the world as Catherine the Great of Russia. C...
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Catherine II the Great, Born Sophie Friederike Auguste

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