Elizaveta Petrovna (1709-1762) - Russian empress, daughter of Peter
I the Great and Catherine I.
She came to power in 1741 in a military coup, which ousted the infant Ivan
VI. She created a brilliant court and superintended a renaissance of Russian
arts. She founded the Moscow University (1755) and the Academy of Fine
Arts in St. Petersburg (1758). She won the war with Sweden (1741-1743)
and got Russia involved in the Seven Years' War (1756-1763).
See: Aleksey Antropov. Portrait of Empress Elizaveta Petrovna.
Louis Caravaque. Portrait of Anna Petrovna and Elizaveta Petrovna.
Georg Christoph Grooth. Portrait of Empress Elizaveta Petrovna on Horseback Followed by an Arab Boy.
Elizabeth Petrovna is shown wearing the uniform of the Preobrazhensky Guards’ Regiment with the Star and Band of the Order of St. Andrew.
Ivan Vishnyakov. Empress Elizaveta Petrovna.