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Peter III of Russia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (427 words)
Peter III (February 21, 1728 - July 17, 1762) (Russian Пётр III Федорович (Pyotr III Fyodorovitch)) was Emperor of Russia for six months in 1762.
Peter favored Prussia in many respects: after he gained the throne in 1762, he withdrew from the Seven Years' War and made peace with Prussia, in which Russia did not gain anything,in spite of Russia's virtual victory in the war.
In December 1796, Peter's son the tyrannical Emperor Paul, who disliked his mother, arranged for his remains to be exhumed and then reburied with full honors in the Cathedral of the St. Peter and St. Paul fortress, St. Petersburg.
Peter III, czar of Russia. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05 (310 words)
In 1744, Peter had married Sophie of Anhalt-Zerbst, who was to become Czarina Catherine II.
In the summer of 1762 a conspiracy against Peter, headed by Catherine’s lover Grigori Orlov and his brother Aleksey, was set in motion.
Peter’s claim to ducal Holstein passed to his son Paul (later Czar Paul I), in whose name Catherine ceded it to Denmark in exchange for Oldenburg in 1773.
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