Editors. "Elizabeth becomes Empress of Russia after a bloodless revolution". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 April 2011
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=17463, accessed 08 October 2015.]
Elizabeth, daughter of Tsar Peter the Great, overthrows the weak government of infant Tsar Ivan VI and his mother Anna Leopoldovna in a bloodless revolution, and establishes herself as Empress of Russia. She is to rule until 1762, leading the country through the War of the Austrian Succcession and into the Seven Years War. She was also a keen patron of building and the arts and encouraged the establishment of the University of Moscow, becoming a well-loved monarch.
Please log in to consult the article in its entirety. If you are a member (student of staff) of a subscribing institution (see List), you should be able to access the LE on campus directly (without the need to log in), and off-campus either via the institutional log in we offer, or via your institution's remote access facilities, or by creating a personal user account with your institutional email address. If you are not a member of a subscribing institution, you will need to purchase a personal subscription. For more information on how to subscribe as an individual user, please see under Individual Subcriptions.