Sophie Friederike Auguste Catherina Anhalt-Zerbst of Russia, Empress and Autocrat of All the Russias, was born 2 May 1729 in Szczecin to Christian August von Anhalt-Zerbst (1690-1747) and Johanna Elisabeth von Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorf (1712-1760) and died 17 November 1796 in Saint Petersburg of unspecified causes. She married Peter III of Russia (1728-1762) 21 August 1745 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Notable ancestors include Charlemagne (747-814), Alfred the Great (849-899), Henry II of England (1133-1189), William I of England (1027-1087), Hugh Capet (c940-996), Gustav I of Sweden (1496-1560). Ancestors are from Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Denmark, Russia, Sweden, the Czech Republic, Spain, Hungary, Belgium, Poland, Austria, Lithuania, Belarus, Bohemia, Switzerland, Italy, Ukraine, Slovakia, Slovenia, the Netherlands, Portugal, England, Turkey, the Byzantine Empire, Canaan.


Offspring of Catherine II of Russia and Peter III of Russia (1728-1762)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Paul I of Russia (1754-1801) 1 October 1754 Saint Petersburg, Russia 24 March 1801 Saint Petersburg, Russia Wilhelmina Luisa von Hessen-Darmstadt (1755-1776)
Sophia Dorothea von Württemberg (1759-1828)

Anna of Russia (1757-1759)

Common ancestors of Catherine II of Russia (1729-1796) and Peter III of Russia (1728-1762)

  1. Anna Eleonore von Hessen-Darmstadt (1601-1659)
  2. Anna Katharina von Brandenburg (1575-1612)
  3. Augusta of Denmark (1580-1639)
  4. Christian Albrecht von Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorf (1641-1695)
  5. Christian IV of Denmark (1577-1648)
  6. Frederik III of Denmark (1609-1670)
  7. Friederike Amalie of Denmark (1649-1704)
  8. Friedrich III. von Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorf (1597-1659)
  9. Georg von Braunschweig-Lüneburg (1582-1641)
  10. Johann Adolf von Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorf (1575-1616)
  11. Johann Georg I. von Sachsen (1585-1656)
  12. Johann Kasimir von Pfalz-Zweibrücken-Kleeburg (1589-1652)
  13. Katarina of Sweden (1584-1638)
  14. Magdalena Sibylle von Preußen (1586-1659)
  15. Marie Elisabeth von Sachsen (1610-1684)
  16. Sophie Amalie von Braunschweig-Calenberg (1628-1685)

second cousin

Noteworthy descendants include

  1. Wilhelm II., Deutscher Kaiser (1859-1941)

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