Although she was recognized for her societal interests, she founded Russia’s first university and strengthened its military standing having an effective effort against King Frederick II of Prussia. Elizabeth ruled until her passing on January 5, 1762, in St. Petersburg. The second-earliest living daughter of Peter the Great and Marta Skowronska (the future Empress Catherine I), her dad hadn’t formally wed his bride when Elizabeth was born.
Elizabeth grew up in a loving, encouraging surroundings, and became known as an intelligent, vivacious kid. Her adolescence was marked with the instruction in French culture in expectations of a marriage with King Louis XV. But, the noble Bourbon family rejected her, questioning her mother’s bloodline. Anna developed to loathe her younger cousin’s lifestyle, endangering several times to banish her to a nunnery.