Portrait of Princess Elizabeth Petrovna in childhood

The artist is Caravak

Elizabeth I Petrovna (December 18/29, 1709, Kolomenskoye − December 25, 1761 / January 5, 1762, St. Petersburg) − Russian Empress (from 1741). The illegitimate daughter of Peter I and Martha Skavronskaya, therefore, when official consideration of the question of the throne of 1725−1730 has never been seen as one of the applicants. With the support of the guard, a coup d’etat was carried out, during which Ivan VI managed and ruler Anna Leopoldovna.

Reigned from November 25 / December 6, 1741 to December 25, 1761 / January 5, 1762.

The 400th anniversary of the Romanov house. SPb, 2013. With. 110.

Elizaveta Petrovna (1709–1761/1762) – Russian Empress since 1741, daughter of Peter I and his second wife Ekaterina Alekseevna (U neither. Martha Skavronskaya; Since 1725 Empress Catherine I).

In the life of Peter the Great, 1709 was marked by two historical events: in August, in the battle of Poltava, Russian troops defeated the army of Charles XII, outlining the victorious advantage in a long -term war with the Swedes, and in December the daughter of Lisenka, Lizette, Elizabeth Petrovna were born. The joy of the king was great. Lizenka – “The Fourth Halm”, as they called her daughter in the family, grew and pleased her parents.

Caravak from 1716 lived in St. Petersburg, portraited Peter I and members of the royal family. During the reign of Anna Ioannovna and Elizabeth Petrovna, he was a court artist and had an exclusive right to write imperial portraits.

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