Portrait of Peter Fedorovich

The artist is unknown

Peter III (Pyotr Fedorovich, 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.

Depicted in the uniform of General Golstein troops with the Order of St. Andrew the First -Called (tape). Option – GTG; Copy of work to. And. Golovachevsky (1758)-Pavlovsky Palace-Museum (GMZ „Pavlovsk “). Painting of the XVIII century. T. one. SPb, 1998. With. 152.

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