Peter The Great

Took the throne in 1682

Peter the great

Peter the great took the throne when he was only ten years old. Although he had the throne, he did not actually control the government until seven years after in 1689. he was not the smartest king, but he was very Curious. he even spent time in the "German Quarter", where he learned about artisans from many different regions.

Controlling the Church and the Nobles

  • Desired to strengthen the military
  • expanded Russian borders
  • centralized royal power
  • forced landowning nobles to serve in the military.