2 What did she do?
3 How did she die?
army officer (n): a person in a position of authority in the armed forces
governor (n): a politician in charge of a slate / region
wealthy (adj): rich
private teacher (n): tutor
nanny (n): a person who looks after sb.’s children for a job
marry (v): to become the husband / wife of sb.
empress (n): a woman who rules an empire
sole (adj): lone: the only one
ruler (n): leader
reign (n): the time when sb. ruled
power (n): a strong and important country
develop (v): to grow; become
direction (v): leadership
improve (v): to get better
education (n): the teaching of various subjects at school or college
stroke (n): a condition when a blood vessel in the brain bursts often causing death
1745 – She married the Grand Duke Peter at the age of 15.
1761 – She became the empress of Russia.
1796 – She died of a stroke on 17th November at the age of 67.