Russian ruler and reformer.
1672 - Born on the 9th of June in Moscow, Russia.
1682-1725 - Tsar of Russia ruled jointly with Ivan V.
- Peter implemented sweeping reforms aimed at modernizing Russia.
1689 - Planned to take power from his half-sister Sophia, whose position had been weakened by the
unsuccessful two Crimean campaigns.
1695 - Organized the Azov campaigns in order to take the fortress, but his attempts ended in failure.
- Returned to Moscow in November and promptly began building a large navy.
1696 - Launched about thirty ships against the Ottomans capturing Azov in July.
1697 - Traveled to Europe incognito with a large Russian delegation-the so-called "Grand Embassy"-to seek
the aid of the European monarchs.
1698 - On 12th of September Peter The Great officially founded the first Russian Navy base, Taganrog.
1703 - Founded the great city of Saint Petersburg in Izhora.
1708 - Won battle of Pultowa.
1721 - Diamond order of Peter the Great, marked by further reform in Russia.
- On 22nd of October he was acclaimed Emperor of All Russia.
1722 - Created a new order of precedence, known as the Table of Ranks.
- Peter directed that precedence should be determined by merit and service to the Emperor.
1724 - Had his second wife, Catherine, crowned as Empress, although he remained Russia's actual ruler.
1725 - Peter died 28th of January An autopsy revealed his bladder to be infected with gangrene.
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