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Catherine II (The Great), born Sophia Augusta Frederica of Anhalt-Zerbst, Germany, married Peter III, foppish and doltish grandson of Peter I (The Great). Peter III also had German blood on his fathers side, and was deposed by Catherine and assassinated, most likely by Catherine's supporters.

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