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Martha Skavronskaya

Born: 1684 AD
Died: 1727 AD
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1684 – Born on the 15th of April.

1702 – She was married off to a Swedish dragoon, Johan Cruse, with whom she remained for 8 days, at which point the Swedish troops were withdrawn from Marienburg.

1705 – She converted to Orthodoxy and changed her name to Yekaterina Alexeyevna.

1711 – Catherine continued to accompany Peter on his Pruth Campaign.

1712 – In any case Peter credited Catherine and proceeded to marry her again (this time officially) in February.

1724 – Catherine was officially named co-ruler.

1725 – Peter diedon the 28th of January without naming a successor.

1727 – Died on the 27th of May.