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. Through a number of successful wars he expanded the Tsardom into a much larger empire that became a major European power. He led a cultural revolution that replaced some of the traditionalist and medieval social and political systems with ones that were modern, scientific, westernized, and based on The Enlightenment. Peter's reforms made a lasting impact on Russia and many institutions of Russian government traced their origins to his reign.