Peter the Great

By Alex Watson


Peter the great was a good leader. He was told to be very smart and a skilled diplomat


Peter brought in teachers to educate his citizens. He was very interested in the development of the sciences. He was focused on developing the sciences. He is credited with dragging Russia out of medieval times.


Peter the great wanted to modernize Russia. He created the navy and strengthened the army. He had central ideas for how he wanted to run his government.

Interesting Facts

  • Peter the Great encouraged no facial hair, by charging a tax on beards
  • Ruled with his brother Ivan until he died
  • He was 6 foot and 8 inches
  • Was very interested in science