Yekaterina Vorontsova-Dashkova, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Yekaterina Vorontsova-Dashkova

Russian author and woman of letters

Date of Birth: 17-Mar-1743

Place of Birth: Saint Petersburg

Date of Death: 04-Jan-1810

Profession: writer, politician, woman of letters, lady-in-waiting, linguist

Zodiac Sign: Pisces


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About Yekaterina Vorontsova-Dashkova

  • Princess Yekaterina Romanovna Vorontsova-Dashkova (Russian: ???????´?? ????´????? ???????´??-??´?????; 28 March [17 March O.S.] 1743 – 15 January [4 January O.S.] 1810) was the closest female friend of Empress Catherine the Great and a major figure of the Russian Enlightenment.
  • She was part of a coup d'etat that placed Catherine on the throne.
  • Vorontsova-Dashkova was the first woman in the world to head a national academy of sciences and helped found the Russian Academy.
  • She also published prolifically, with original and translated works on many subjects.

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