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1793, Jan. 23
 
The second partition of Poland (See 1795, Oct. 24), between Russia and Prussia. Catherine, though hostile to the French Revolution, took care not to become involved. Instead, she furthered her own design in Poland, and by the third partition of Poland (Oct. 24, 1795) helped to extinguish the kingdom (See 1795, Oct. 24).  1
 
1796–1801
 
PAUL I was the first Russian ruler who tried to put certain limits to the spread of serfdom (1797, manifesto limiting the peasants' work for the landlord to three days a week).  2
 
1797
 
Paul repealed the law of succession of Peter the Great and decreed that succession should be by genealogical seniority.  3
 
1799–1801
 
Russia participated in the War of the Second Coalition against France (see (See 1799)).  4
 
1801, March 24
 
Paul was assassinated in the course of a palace revolution and was succeeded by his son, Alexander I. (See Russia)  5
 
 
 
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