Portrait of Grand Duke Peter Fedorovich

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 Golstein-Gottorp Carl Frederick and daughter of Peter I Anna Petrovna, from 1761-Russian emperor Peter III.

Father Paul I, the grandson of two implacable enemies: the Russian emperor Peter I and the Swedish King Charles XII. Brought up in the spirit of Swedish patriotism, which was expressed, among other things, in hatred of Russia. Since 1742 – heir to the Russian throne. From December 25, 1761 to June 28, 1762 – Emperor. Not crowned. In traditional historiography, it is characterized, and not without reason, like an ignorant, weak -minded Russophobe. It was overthrown as a result of the Palace Revolution of 1762 to his own wife, the future Empress Catherine II, and was killed in the Ropshinsky Palace near St. Petersburg. His idol, the Prussian king Frederick II the Great, remarked on this occasion: “He allowed himself to overthrow himself from the throne, as a child who was sent to sleep”.

Depicted in armor and ermine mantle, with the orders of St. Andrew the First -Called (tape and star) and St. Anna (Cross).

Parny to the portrait of Grand Duchess Ekaterina Alekseevna. 1753 (Zh-5435). Both pair portraits are written in Kyiv.

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