Peter the Great

Background and Fun Facts

Peter was the heir to the Russian throne. He was given the throne at age 10, but wasn't allowed to rule until he was 17.


Peter was a very curious man, despite his lack of education. He wanted to Westernize Russia and went undercover to learn the traditions and cultures of other nations.

Achievements and Policies

After the Great Northern War, Peter claimed lots of land in Europe and established Russia's capital, St. Petersburg. Peter had a no-beard policy to follow in the path of the westerners.