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Catherine ii, also known as catherine the great, ruled as empress of russia from 1762 until her death in 1796 born sophie friederike auguste von. Born into a minor noble family, catherine transformed herself into empress of russia by sheer determination for thirty-four years, the government, foreign policy. Born sophie friederike auguste von anhalt-zerbst, the daughter of a german prince, russia at the time was ruled by peter's mother, the empress elizabeth. Biography of catherine ii, empress of russia find out more about catherine the great and other rulers of russia in st petersburg.