Portrait of Princess Ekaterina Alekseevna Dolgorukova, bride of Peter II

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Ekaterina Alekseevna Dolgorukova, Princess (1712–1747) – daughter of the real secret adviser to Prince Alexei Grigoryevich and Praskovya Yuryevna (Upon. Hilkova), the bride of Emperor Peter II. Together with her brother Ivan was brought up in Warsaw, in the house of her grandfather, Grigory Fedotovich. Submitting to the will of her father, she agreed to marry Emperor Peter II. In the fall of 1729, Peter II met Ekaterina Dolgorukova through her brother Ivan and on November 19 officially announced his intention to marry her. On November 30 of the same year, a betrothal took place, the princess was awarded the title of “Her Highness of the Empire-Elevials” and the Order of St. Catherine.

The wedding of Peter II and Ekaterina Dolgorukova was scheduled for January 19, 1730, but on the night of January 18 to January 19, Peter II died. Ivan Dolgorukov tried to save the situation of his relatives and build his sister to the throne. The conspiracy failed. In April 1730, after the Empress Anna Ioannovna, Princess Catherine, was deprived of the Order and Susclan with the whole family to Siberia. In 1739, she was transported to Novgorod and sharpened in the Voskresensky-Goritsky Monastery, which was kept in the most strict imprisonment for almost two years. Empress Elizabeth ordered her to free her and granted the title of maid of honor. In 1745, she married the Anthef General Count R. Bruce.

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