Portrait of Peter III

The artist is anthropov

Peter III (Karl Peter Ulrich Golstein-Gottorpsky; February 21, 1728, keel − July 6/17, 1762, Ropsha) − The son of the Duke of Golstein-Gottorp Carl Frederick and daughter of Peter I Anna Petrovna. In 1742 he was brought to Petersburg as the heir to the throne. Having accepted Orthodoxy, he received the name of Peter Fedorovich. In 1745 he married Sofia Frederica Augustus Angalt Tserbst, future Catherine II. Since 1761, the Russian emperor, the first representative of the Holstein-Gottorp (Oldenburg) branch of the Romanovs in Russian throne. After a half -year reign, it was overthrown as a result of the palace coup (1762), who elevated his wife to the throne, Catherine II. He died in the Ropshinsky Palace under unclear circumstances.

Reigned from December 25, 1761 / January 5, 1762 to June 28 / July 9, 1762.

The 400th anniversary of the Romanov house. SPb, 2013. With. 112.

Grand Duke Peter Fedorovich (1728–1762)-German Prince Karl Petr Ulrich, son of the Duke of Holshtein-Gottorp Karl Friedrich and daughter of Peter I Anna Petrovna, since 1761 Russian emperor Peter III. It was overthrown from the throne as a result of the palace coup 1762 and killed in the Ropshinsky Palace near St. Petersburg.

The ceremonial portrait of the emperor testifies to the large professional skill of the painter, the ability to arrange the figure in growth among accessories of the royal situation with the throne, regalia of tsarist power, in a luxurious mantle, with a traditional column. The emperor is depicted by the uniform of the Life Guards of the Preobrazhensky Regiment, with the officer’s breastplate and the Order of St. Andrew the First-Called.

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