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Portrait of Catherine the Great

On the death of Catherine the Great, this la Big, They circulated immediately uncontrolled gossip in the obscene and laughable (, including the chatter according to which the sovereign was He died on the toilet bowl.

But was it really so?

No, in truth the Empress was struck by a stroke at the age of 67 years while he changed clothes in his rooms: rescued from Chamberlain zakhar Zotov, who found slumped on the floor, it died in his bed after about 12 hours without ever regaining consciousness.

The rumor of water was born from a misunderstanding arose around the end “toilette”, which meant the toilet but also dressing: by backbiting here, to discredit the memory of a powerful and uncomfortable woman (Photo gives: ).