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Peter I of Russia

Geburtstag: 9. Juni 1672
Todesdatum: 8. Februar 1725

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Peter the Great , Peter I or Peter Alexeyevich ruled the Tsardom of Russia and later the Russian Empire from 7 May 1682 until his death in 1725, jointly ruling before 1696 with his elder half-brother, Ivan V. Through a number of successful wars, he expanded the Tsardom into a much larger empire that became a major European power and also laid the groundwork for the Russian navy after capturing ports at Azov and the Baltic Sea. He led a cultural revolution that replaced some of the traditionalist and medieval social and political systems with ones that were modern, scientific, Westernised and based on the Enlightenment. Peter's reforms made a lasting impact on Russia, and many institutions of Russian government trace their origins to his reign. He is also known for founding and developing the city of St. Petersburg, which remained the capital of Russia until 1917.

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„Alas! I have civilized my own subjects; I have conquered other nations; yet I have not been able to civilize or to conquer myself.“

— Peter I of Russia
Attributed in Sholto Percy and Reuben Percy, The Percy Anecdotes (1826), [http://books.google.com/books?id=5oJUAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA55 Vol. 1, p. 55]

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