Thursday, February 4, 2010

On February 4

On this day in ...
... 1694, Natalia Naryshkina (right) died. In her 42 years of life she'd been the country's Tsarina, holding that title on becoming the 2d wife of the widowed Tsar in 1671 through till his death in 1676. For a brief period in 1682, she was Regent of Russia, her son, known as Peter I the Great, having become Tsar at age 10. Even after being deposed, she remained in the thick of competition for rule of imperial Russia.

(Prior February 4 posts are here and here.)

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