1744 in Russia

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Young Catherine soon after her arrival in Russia, by Louis Caravaque

Events from the year 1744 in Russia



  • 28 June - The future Catherine the Great, Princess Sophia of Anhalt-Zerbst, fiancee of the heir to the throne, converts to the Russian Orthodox Church and is received with the new name Catherine (Yekaterina or Ekaterina) and the (artificial) patronymic Алексеевна (Alekseyevna, daughter of Aleksey).




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