Peter the Great

By: Madison Scheideler

Personality of Peter the Great

  • Peter was a very curious boy when he was younger
  • He was not very educated
  • Peter the Great was very powerful because he became most autocratic ruler in Europe to institute these changes

Acommplishments


  • Became the most autocratic ruler in Europe to institute these changes
  • He created a navy
  • Peter the Great simplified the alphabet
  • Imports Western technology and established academies for math and science
  • He strengthened serfdom
  • Made Russia world’s biggest country-expanded through Siberia into Alaska.

Policies


  • Forces nobles to dress more Western
  • Forces men to shave their beards
  • Did not tolerate resistance

Interesting Facts about Peter the Great

  • Taxed people for having beards
  • He married twice and had 11 children
  • Before his death he failed to name his heir
  • He was 6'8
  • His real name was Pyotr Alexeyevich Romanov
  • Secretly executed and accused his own son of treason
  • Known to be cruel and tyranical