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Enlightened Absolutism: Prussia, Austria, Russia
Transcript of Enlightened Absolutism: Prussia, Austria, Russia
A few months after her marriage she had her husband, the czar, arrested
Soon after he conveniently died, probably by murder 1776
Formed a commission to review Russia's law
Proposed new laws based on the ideas of Montesquieu and Beccaria
Nakaz/Instruction: condemned torture, capital punishment, & serfdom 3 min Pugachev's Rebellion Led by Cossack Emelian Pugachev
supported by workers, conservatives, clergy
Claimed throne on behalf of the late Peter III
Declared emancipation of serfs
Last major peasant uprising in imperial Russia
Solidified nobles' support for Catherine II