Peter the Great

Russian Tsar Peter the Great Full Name: Peter the Great [Pyotr Alexeyevich]
Nationality: Russian

Profession: Russian Tsar
Why Famous: He expanded the Tsardom into a huge empire that became a major European power. He was very interested in ship-building and maritime power.

Born: June 9, 1672
Star Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Died: February 8, 1725 (aged 52)
Cause of Death: Gangrenous bladder

Married Life

Historical Events in the Life of Peter the Great

  • 1696-07-18 Tsar Peter I's fleet occupies Azov at mouth of Don River
  • 1698-01-07 Russian Tsar Peter the Great departs Netherlands for England
  • 1698-08-18 Russian Tsar Peter the Great arrives in Zaandam
  • 1698-08-25 Tsar Peter the Great returns to Moscow after trip through Western Europe
  • 1698-09-05 Russian Tsar Peter the Great imposes a tax on beards
  • 1699-12-20 Russian Tsar Peter the Great ordered Russian New Year changed from Sept 1 to Jan 1
  • 1703-05-27 Saint Petersburg (Leningrad) founded by Russian Tsar Peter the Great
  • 1707-09-15 Ferenc Rákóczi II, Prince of Transylvania and Tsar Peter the Great sign social security agreement
  • 1709-06-27 Peter the Great of Russia defeats Charles XII of Sweden at the Battle of Poltava.
  • 1710-01-27 Tsar Peter the Great sets first Russian state budget
  • 1711-08-01 Surrounded Tsar Peter the Great flees Azov
  • 1716-11-03 Pacification Treaty of Warsaw: Tsar Peter the Great guarantees Saxon monarch August I's Polish kingdom
  • 1721-01-25 Tsar Peter the Great ends Russian-orthodox patriarchy
  • 1721-10-22 Tsar Peter the Great becomes "All-Russian Imperator"
  • 1722-01-24 Tsar Peter the Great begins civil system
  • 1722-04-06 Peter the Great, Tsar of Russia, ends tax on men with beards
  • 1724-01-28 The Russian Academy of Sciences founded in St. Petersburg by Peter the Great, and implemented in a Senate decree. Called St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences until 1917.

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