Portrait of Grand Duke Peter Fedorovich on a horse

The artist is a thunder

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 Charles Friedrich and daughter of Peter I Anna Petrovna. 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. As a result of the palace coup 1762, his own wife, the future Empress Catherine II, and was killed in the Russian Palace near St. Petersburg. Father Paul I.

It is depicted in the uniform of an officer of the Kirasir regiments with the orders of St. Andrew the First -Called (tape) and St. Anna (Cross).

It is dated on the grounds that after the coronation of Elizabeth Petrovna in 1742 he was promoted to colonels of the Life Guards of the Kirasir Regiment, and the pair portrait of the Grand Duchess Ekaterina Alekseevna dates back to horse (?).

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