Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Russia Empress FDC

Russia FDC
Name: History of Russian State: The 300th Anniversary of Birth of Elizaveta Petrovna, Russian Empress
Date of Issue: 06 November 2009

Elizaveta Petrovna (Russian: Елизаве́та (Елисаве́т) Петро́вна) (29 December [O.S. 18 December] 1709 – 5 January 1762 [O.S. 25 December 1761] ), also known as Yelisavet and Elizabeth, was the Empress of Russia (1741–1762) who took the country into the War of Austrian Succession (1740–1748) and the Seven Years' War (1756 – 1763). On the eve of her death in 1762, the Russian empire spanned almost 4 billion acres[citation needed] (more than 16 million squared kilometres). More...

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