Peter I of Russia
b.8 Jun 1672 Moscow, Moscow, Russia
m. 1 Feb 1671
Facts and Events
Peter the Great, Peter I or Pyotr Alexeyevich ( – ) ruled the Tsardom of Russia and later the Russian Empire from until his death, jointly ruling before 1696 with his half-brother. In numerous successful wars he expanded the Tsardom into a huge empire that became a major European power. According to historian James Cracraft, he led a cultural revolution that replaced some of the traditionalist and medieval social and political system with a modern, scientific, Europe-oriented, and rationalist system.