Person:Peter I of Russia (1)

m. 1 Feb 1671
  1. Peter I of Russia1672 - 1725
  2. Tsarevna Natalya Alexeevna of Russia1673 - 1716
m. 19 Feb 1712
  1. Grand Duchess Anna Petrovna of Russia1708 - 1728
  2. Empress Elizabeth Petrovna of Russia1709 - 1761
Facts and Events
Name Peter I of Russia
Gender Male
Birth[1] 8 Jun 1672 Moscow, Moscow, RussiaHouse of Romanov
Marriage to Eudoxia Lopukhina
Marriage 19 Feb 1712 to Katharina Svaronska
Death[1] 8 Feb 1725 Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Reference Number? Q8479?

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Peter I ( – ), most commonly known as Peter the Great, was a monarch of Russia who modernised it and made it a European power. He ruled the Tsardom of Russia and later the Russian Empire from until his death in 1725, jointly ruling before 1696 with his elder half-brother, Ivan V.

Through a number of successful wars, he captured ports at Azov and the Baltic Sea, laying the groundwork for the Imperial Russian Navy, ending uncontested Swedish supremacy in the Baltic and beginning the Tsardom's expansion 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, Westernised and based on the Enlightenment. Peter's reforms had a lasting impact on Russia, and many institutions of the Russian government trace their origins to his reign. He adopted the title of Emperor in place of the old title of Tsar in 1721, and founded and developed the city of Saint Petersburg, which remained the capital of Russia until 1918.

However, the formation of local elites domestically was not his main priority, and the first Russian university—Saint Petersburg State University—was founded only a year before his death, in 1724. The second one, Moscow State University, was founded 30 years after his death, during the reign of his daughter Elizabeth.

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