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.