Peter the Great

Emperor of Russia

Personality

  • not well educated
  • curious
  • into modern stuff
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Accomplishments

  • Peter brought technical expert teachers and soldiers to Russia
  • He strengthened the military
  • He also expanded Russia's borders
  • Peter was able to get all Russia's institutions under his control
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Policies

  • Forced the landowning nobles and boyars to serve in the military
  • made boyars shave their beards and wear modernize clothing
  • had Russia sign a treaty with China to define their border

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Interesting facts

  • Peter took the throne at 10 years old
  • He would spend hours walking the streets of Europe noting peoples behaviors
  • He use to visit factories and art galleries
  • Peter once asked his dentist to teach him how to pull out teeth
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