Definition of Catherine II in English:

Catherine II

proper noun

  • (1729–96), empress of Russia; reigned 1762–96; known as Catherine the Great. She became empress after her husband, Peter III, was deposed. She formed alliances with Prussia and Austria and made territorial advances at the expense of the Turks and Tartars.

Pronunciation

Catherine II

/ˌkaTH(ə)rən T͟Həˈsekənd/ /ˌkæθ(ə)rən ðəˈsɛkənd/