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1709, Dec 181761, Dec 25
the Empress of Russia from 1741 until her death. She led the country into the two major European conflicts of her time: the War of Austrian Succession (1740–48) and the Seven Years' War (1756–63). On the eve of her death Russia spanned almost 6,250,000 square miles (16,200,000 km2). Her domestic policies allowed the nobles to gain dominance in local government while shortening their terms of service to the state. She encouraged Mikhail Lomonosov's establishment of the University of Moscow and Ivan Shuvalov's foundation of the Imperial Academy of Arts in Saint Petersburg. She also spent exorbitant sums of money on grandiose baroque projects.
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11/25/1741-Russian princess Elizabeth Petrovna grabs powers, becomes empress
12/06/1741-Elizabeth Petrovna becomes tsarina of Russia
12/01/1742-Empress Elizabeth Petrovna orders expulsion of all Jews from Russia 
01/12/1755-Tsarina Elizabeth Petrovna establishes first Russian University 
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