Peter The Great
Officially known as Peter I
Peter the Great was born in 1672 and he died in 1725
Peter was tsar of Russia from 1682 to 1725
His self-given title was Peter the Great though he was officially Peter I.
His life was mostly under threat
His reign was marked by a program of extensive reform known as Westernization and by the establishment of Russia as a major European power.
After his death, Russians soon came to realize that Peter had been the country's greatest ruler
Peter took the throne in 1682 when he was just 10 years old
He took control of government in 1689
Peter worked to build Russia’s military power
He created the largest standing army in Europe, built world-class navy from scratch, and set out to expand Russia’s borders to the West and South
He brought all Russian institutions under his control
In 1697, Peter set out on his Journey to the West. Where he visited European cities and learned western ways.
Peter imported Western technology and improved education.