Russian Female Historical Personalities

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 1 Catherine the Great

Catherine the Great.
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Famous As: Empress of Russia
Birthdate: May 2, 1729
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Szczecin, Poland
Died: November 17, 1796

The Empress of Russia for almost 35 years, Catherine the Great was the country's longest-ruling female leader. An ambitious ruler, she rapidly expanded the Russian Empire and is credited with modernizing the country along Western European lines. She supported the ideals of the Enlightenment and the period of her rule—the Catherinian Era—is considered the Golden Age of Russia.

 2 Elizabeth of Russia

Elizabeth of Russia.
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Famous As: Empress of Russia
Birthdate: December 29, 1709
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kolomenskoye
Died: January 5, 1762
Elizabeth Petrovna, or Elizabeth of Russia, daughter of Tsar Peter the Great, was the Russian empress from 1741 to 1762. She became famous for not executing a single person during her rule and for modernizing Russia’s architecture. She was a key figure of the Russian Age of Enlightenment.
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 3 Catherine I of Russia

Catherine I of Russia.
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Famous As: Empress of Russia
Birthdate: April 15, 1684
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Jēkabpils, Duchy of Courland, Semigallia
Died: May 17, 1727

Catherine I of Russia was the second wife and Empress consort of Peter the Great. She served as the Empress regnant of Russia from 1725 until her death in 1727. The daughter of a peasant, she had an adventurous life as a young woman and eventually married Peter the Great who was taken by her beauty. They had 12 children.

 4 Olga of Kiev

Olga of Kiev.
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Famous As: Regent of Kievan Rus
Birthdate: 0915 AD
Birthplace: Pskov, Russia
Died: July 11, 0969
Although revered as a saint, Olga, the first Kiev royal member to adopt Christianity, is remembered for the brutal revenge on her husband Igor I’s murderers. She got her men to capture the Drevlians who suggested she marry Prince Mal, who had killed Igor, and watched them being buried alive. 
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 5 Anna of Russia

Anna of Russia.
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Famous As: Empress of Russia
Birthdate: February 7, 1693
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: October 28, 1740

Daughter of Ivan V and niece of Peter I, Anna of Russia did not have much interest in the governance of her kingdom and left it in the hands of her beloved Ernst Johann Biron and her advisors. Her “dark reign” witnessed costly wars such as the Russo-Turkish War.

 6 Olga Constantinovna of Russia

Olga Constantinovna of Russia
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: September 3, 1851
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Pavlovsk

 7 Maria Feodorovna

Maria Feodorovna
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Famous As: Empress
Birthdate: November 26, 1847
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Yellow Palace, Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: October 13, 1928
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 8 Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia

Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia.
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Famous As: Daughter of Emperor Alexander III of Russia
Birthdate: June 13, 1882
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Peterhof, Petergof, Russia
Died: November 24, 1960

Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia, daughter of Emperor Alexander III, was a sickly but studious child. After leaving her first husband, who was homosexual, after a 15-year unconsummated marriage, Olga married Nikolai Kulikovsky and later fled with him and their children to escape the Russian revolution.

 9 Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna of Russia

Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna of Russia.
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Famous As: Grand Duchess of Russia
Birthdate: March 25, 1875
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg
Died: April 20, 1960

Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna of Russia had been raised as a refined young woman, well-versed in drawing, piano, and gymnastics. Daughter of Tsar Alexander III, Xenia was also fond of writing. Her diary mirrors her thoughts about various topical events. She also devoted herself to charity during World War I.

 10 Maria Alexandrovna of Hesse

Maria Alexandrovna of Hesse
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Famous As: Empress
Birthdate: August 8, 1824
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Darmstadt, Germany
Died: June 3, 1880

 11 Alexandra Fyodorovna

Alexandra Fyodorovna
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Famous As: Empress
Birthdate: July 13, 1798
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Potsdam, Germany
Died: November 1, 1860

 12 Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia

Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia
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Famous As: Grand Duchess of Russia
Birthdate: January 22, 1872
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tsarskoye Selo
Died: March 13, 1957

 13 Anne of Kiev

Anne of Kiev
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: 1030 AD
Birthplace: Kievan Rus'
Died: September 5, 1075

 14 Anna Pavlovna of Russia

Anna Pavlovna of Russia
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: January 18, 1795
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: March 1, 1865

 15 Grand Duchess Anna Petrovna of Russia

Grand Duchess Anna Petrovna of Russia
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Famous As: pretender
Birthdate: February 7, 1708
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Moscow
Died: May 15, 1728

 16 Duchess Marie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin

Duchess Marie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: May 14, 1854
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ludwigslust Palace, Ludwigslust, Grand Duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, German Confederation
Died: September 6, 1920

 17 Grand Duchess Anastasia Mikhailovna of Russia

Grand Duchess Anastasia Mikhailovna of Russia
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: July 28, 1860
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Peterhof, Saint Petersburg, Empire of Russia
Died: March 11, 1922

 18 Princess Alexandra of Saxe-Altenburg

Princess Alexandra of Saxe-Altenburg
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: July 8, 1830
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Altenburg, Duchy of Saxe-Altenburg
Died: July 6, 1911

 19 Julia, Princess of Battenberg

Julia, Princess of Battenberg
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Famous As: Princess
Birthdate: November 24, 1825
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Warsaw, Congress Poland
Died: September 19, 1895

 20 Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia

Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia
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Famous As: Imperial Highness
Birthdate: June 26, 1899
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Peterhof, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: July 17, 1918

 21 Catherine Dolgorukov

Catherine Dolgorukov
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Famous As: knyaz
Birthdate: November 2, 1847
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Russia
Died: February 15, 1922

 22 Grand Duchess Maria Kirillovna of Russia

Grand Duchess Maria Kirillovna of Russia
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: February 2, 1907
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Coburg, Duchy of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, German Empire
Died: October 25, 1951

 23 Catherine Pavlovna of Russia

Catherine Pavlovna of Russia
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: May 10, 1788
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Catherine Palace, Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire
Died: January 9, 1819

 24 Anna Leopoldovna

Anna Leopoldovna
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Famous As: Regent of Russia
Birthdate: December 18, 1718
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rostock, Germany
Died: March 19, 1746

 25 Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia

Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia
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Famous As: Duchess
Birthdate: August 18, 1819
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pavlovsk, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: February 21, 1876

 26 Olga Nikolaevna of Russia

Olga Nikolaevna of Russia
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: September 11, 1822
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: St. Petersburg, Russia
Died: October 30, 1892

 27 Praskovya Bruce

Praskovya Bruce
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: October 7, 1729
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Russia
Died: April 7, 1786

 28 Irina Godunova

Irina Godunova
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Famous As: Consort
Birthdate: 1557 AD
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: October 27, 1603

 29 Natalya Naryshkina

Natalya Naryshkina
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Famous As: Tsaritsa
Birthdate: September 1, 1651
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: February 4, 1694

 30 Elena Glinskaya

Elena Glinskaya
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Famous As: Princess
Birthdate: 1510 AD
Birthplace: Grand Duchy of Lithuania
Died: April 4, 1538
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 31 Eudoxia Lopukhina

Eudoxia Lopukhina
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Famous As: The first wife of Peter I of Russia
Birthdate: August 9, 1669
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: September 7, 1731

 32 Maria Miloslavskaya

Maria Miloslavskaya
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Famous As: Queen consort
Birthdate: April 11, 1624
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: March 13, 1669

 33 Marfa Sobakina

Marfa Sobakina
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Famous As: Tsaritsa
Birthdate: 1552 AD
Birthplace: Kolomna, Russia
Died: November 13, 1571

 34 Leonilla Bariatinskaya

Leonilla Bariatinskaya
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Famous As: Aristocrat
Birthdate: May 9, 1816
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: February 1, 1918

 35 Anastasia of Kiev

Anastasia of Kiev
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: 1023 AD
Birthplace: Kyiv, Ukraine
Died: 1096 AD

 36 Dobrodeia of Kiev

Dobrodeia of Kiev
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Famous As: Princess
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Kyiv city, Ukraine
Died: November 16, 1131

 37 Wyszesława of Kiev

Wyszesława of Kiev
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Famous As: Princess
Birthdate: 1047 AD
Birthplace: Unknown
Died: 1089 AD

 38 Viacheslava of Novgorod

Viacheslava of Novgorod
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Famous As: Princess
Birthdate: 1125 AD
Birthplace: Russia
Died: March 15, 1162

 39 Maria of Chernigov

Maria of Chernigov
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Famous As: Princess
Birthdate: 1212 AD
Birthplace: Russia
Died: 1271 AD