Peter the Great

By Courtney Hoeland

Peter the Great

Peter the Great took the throne at the age of 10 in 1682. He did not take over the government until 1689. Peter was not well educated but he was very curious. He spent a lot of his time in the “German quarter,” the Moscow neighborhood where many Dutch, Scottish, English, and other foreign artisans and soldiers lived. When he was there he learned a lot about new technologies.