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Elizabeth Petrovna

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • Empress of Russia (1741–1762) whose reign saw a return to the political spirit of her father, Peter I, and was marked by cultural development and Russian involvement in the War of the Austrian Succession (1740–1748) and the Seven Years' War (1756–1763).

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  • It was not till May 26, 1760, when the Empress Elizabeth Petrovna was already on the throne, that the descendants of Peter Andreyevich were restored to the rank of counts in the person of Peter's grandson, Andrey Ivanovich, the grandfather of Lev Tolstoy.

    Leo Tolstoy: Childhood and Early Manhood

  • By a sudden _coup d'état_, Elizabeth Petrovna took her rightful place upon the throne of her father (1741).

    A Short History of Russia

  • (Nephew of Elizabeth Petrovna; reigned five months, assassinated), ....

    A Short History of Russia

  • The rebels wished to have forth from his prison the hapless Ivan Ivanovitz, who had been proclaimed emperor in his cradle, and dethroned by Elizabeth Petrovna.

    The memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

  • Trieste, and for the next ten days I kept my room, busied in putting together the notes I had made on Polish events since the death of Elizabeth Petrovna.

    The memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

  • Court of Russia, at which he was staying when Elizabeth Petrovna, who was still reigning at the period in question, so easily mounted the throne of her father, Peter the Great.

    The memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

  • M. de l'Hopital, who knew how to gain the heart of Elizabeth Petrovna, was another; the Duc de Nivernois, who did what he liked with the Court of

    Memoirs of Casanova — Volume 14: Switzerland

  • The rebels wished to have forth from his prison the hapless Ivan Ivanovitz, who had been proclaimed emperor in his cradle, and dethroned by Elizabeth Petrovna.

    Memoirs of Casanova — Volume 25: Russia and Poland

  • I wrote to my friends at Venice, announcing my arrival at Trieste, and for the next ten days I kept my room, busied in putting together the notes I had made on Polish events since the death of Elizabeth Petrovna.

    The Complete Memoirs of Jacques Casanova

  • I wrote to my friends at Venice, announcing my arrival at Trieste, and for the next ten days I kept my room, busied in putting together the notes I had made on Polish events since the death of Elizabeth Petrovna.

    Memoirs of Casanova — Volume 29: Florence to Trieste

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