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Peter I

Born: 1672 AD
Died: 1725 AD
Nationality: Russian
Categories: Tsar/Tzar/Czar

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.