Peter III biography
Peter III was the Emperor of Russia for a mere six months in 1762. During his rein he withdrew from the Seven Years' War and formed an alliance with Prussia to engage in war against Denmark which made him an unpopular leader. His wife, Catherine the Great, suspected he was about to divorce her and conspired with her lover to overthrow him. He was subsequently assassinated on July 17, 1762, in Ropsha, Russia.