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Portrait of the Grand Duchess Ekaterina Alekseyevna (Catherine the Great)
Image by Georg Christoph Grooth

Portrait of the Grand Duchess Ekaterina Alekseyevna (Catherine the Great)

Portrait of the Grand Duchess Ekaterina Alekseyevna (the future Catherine the Great) around the time of her wedding, oil on canvas by Georg Christoph Grooth, 1745. Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg. Scanned by Mrlopez2681 from the...
Marble Statue of Catherine the Great as Minerva
Image by Antonleto

Marble Statue of Catherine the Great as Minerva

Catherine the Great in the guise of Minerva, marble statue by Fedot Shubin, 1789-1790. Russian Museum, St Petersburg.
The Throne of Empress Catherine II in the Winter Palace
Image by Dr Vikramjit Kakati

The Throne of Empress Catherine II in the Winter Palace

The throne of Empress Catherine II The Great (1729-1796). State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg.
Catherine II On the Balcony of the Winter Palace On the Day of the Coup
Image by Joachim H. Kaestner

Catherine II On the Balcony of the Winter Palace On the Day of the Coup

Catherine II on a balcony of the Winter Palace on the 28th of June, 1762, the day of the coup, watercolour by an unknown artist based on the original painting of Joachim H. Kaestner. Late 18th or early 19th century. State Hermitage Museum...
Queen Catherine de' Medici
Video by History Tea Time with Lindsay Holiday

Queen Catherine de' Medici

Catherine de' Medici from the powerful Italian family married the future King Henry II of France at 13. When he was impaled through the eye during a joust Catherine ruled France as regent for three of her sons during civil and religious wars...
Margaret of Valois' Account of St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre
Article by Joshua J. Mark

Margaret of Valois' Account of St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre

Margaret of Valois' eyewitness account of St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre is among the most famous and the only written record of the event left by a member of the royal family of France at the time. Her account appears in her memoirs as Letter...
St. Catherine of Siena
Image by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo

St. Catherine of Siena

St. Catherine of Siena (1347-1380), oil on canvas portrait by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, depicting St. Catherine of Siena wearing a crown of thorns, c. 1746. The Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria
Catherine of Valois
Image by W.H.Mote & J.W.Wright

Catherine of Valois

A 19th century CE illustration depicting Catherine of Valois (l. 1401 - c. 1437 CE). Catherine was the wife of Henry V of England (r. 1413-1422 CE) and mother of Henry VI of England (r. 1422-61 & 1470-71 CE). She also later married the Welsh...
Jeanne d'Albret
Definition by Joshua J. Mark

Jeanne d'Albret

Jeanne d’Albret (Joan III of Navarre, l. 1528-1572) was Queen of Navarre, daughter of Marguerite de Navarre (l. 1492-1549) and niece of King Francois I (Francis I of France, r. 1515-1547). She is best known for leading the Huguenots (French...
St. Catherine's Monastery, Sinai
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St. Catherine's Monastery, Sinai

St. Catherine's monastery, Mount Sinai, Egypt. It was founded by Justinian I in the mid-6th century CE.
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