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Peter III

Peter III., Feodoeovich (1728-62), was the son of the Duke of Holstein and Anna, daughter of Peter I. He succeeded the Czarina Elizabeth in 1762. His German sympathies excited the greatest discontent among the nobles, who joined in a conspiracy to set his wife Catherine II. (q.v.) on the throne. -Peter abdicated, but was nevertheless strangled by Orloff and other insurgents.