Elizabeth of Russia

The sixth Emperor of Russia (1741–1762)

Elizabeth or Elizaveta Petrovna (Russian: Елизаве́та Петро́вна; 29 December [O.S. 18 December] 1709 – 5 January [O.S. 25 December] 1762) reigned as Empress of Russia from 1741 until her death in 1762. She is one of the most popular Russian monarchs because of her decision not to execute a single person during her reign and her criticisms towards Prussian policies.[1]

Portrait of Empress Elizabeth in her forty-seventh–forty-eighth year
Portrait by Vigilius Eriksen, 1757
Empress of Russia
Reign6 December (25 November) 1741 – 5 January (25 December) 1762
Coronation6 May (25 April) 1742
PredecessorIvan VI
SuccessorPeter III
BornElizaveta Petrovna Romanova
(1709-12-29)29 December 1709
Kolomenskoye, Moscow, Tsardom of Russia
Died5 January 1762(1762-01-05) (aged 52)
Winter Palace, Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire
Burial3 February 1762 (O.S.)
Full name
Elizaveta Petrovna Romanova
FatherPeter I of Russia
MotherCatherine I of Russia
ReligionRussian Orthodox
SignatureElizabeth's signature


  1. Antonov 2006, p. 105.