Under Catherine the Great were all officers appointed for five years?

What are three interesting facts about Catherine the Great?

10 Facts About Catherine the Great

  • Her real name was Sophie. …
  • Catherine was married to Peter III – who she detested. …
  • Catherine assumed power through a coup. …
  • Catherine was an early endorser of inoculations. …
  • Voltaire was one of Catherine’s greatest friends. …
  • Catherine was a key figure in the Russian Enlightenment.

How long did Catherine take to overthrow Peter?

six months

Aided by her lover Grigory Orlov and his powerful family, she staged a coup just six months after her husband took the throne. The bloodless shift in power was so easily accomplished that Frederick the Great of Prussia later observed, “[Peter] allowed himself to be dethroned like a child being sent to bed.”