Catherine II, well-known as Catherine the Great, was born in Prussia in 1729. She was Russia's last reigning Empress Regnant and the country's longest-serving female ruler (from 1762 to 1796). Following the overthrow of her husband and second cousin, Peter III, Catherine rose to power. Russia grew larger. Its culture was reinvigorated, and it was recognized as one of Europe's great powers throughout her reign. Let's play the quiz related to Catherine the Great.