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  MSN Encarta - Peter the Great
Peter the Great or Peter I (1672-1725), tsar and, later, emperor of Russia (1682-1725), who is linked with the Westernization of Russia and its rise as a great power.
Peter was born in Moscow of the second marriage of his father, Alexis I, who ruled Russia from 1645 to 1676.
Peter, who had spent his early teen years away from the capital playing at soldiering and learning about boatbuilding, was acknowledged as the real ruler of Russia, although Ivan retained his position as co-tsar.
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 Encyclopedia: Peter the Great   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Peter was extraordinarily tall at six foot seven inches (2 meters) and a powerful man, although his gangly legs and arms are said to have limited his handsomeness.
Peter, the son of Aleksey I and his second wife, Nataliya Kyrillovna Naryshkina, was born in Moscow.
Peter's hopes were dashed; France was a traditional ally of the Ottoman Sultan, and Austria was eager to maintain peace in the east whilst conducting its own wars in the west.
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 Peter I, czar of Russia. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Peter subordinated the church to the state by replacing the patriarchate with a holy synod, headed by a lay procurator appointed by the czar.
Peter sent many Russians to be schooled in the West and was responsible for the foundation (1725) of the Academy of Sciences.
Although Peter sought to enforce all his reforms with equal severity, he was unable to eradicate the traditional corruption of officials or to impose Western ways on the peasantry.
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 History House: Peter the Great's Family Values   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Peter the Great has some run-ins with his own family: his son, Alexis, turns out to be such a bonehead that Peter demands he relinquish his claim to the Russian throne.
Peter had worked hard all his life to create a great Russia, and was damn well not going to let his noodle of a son muck it up.
Peter's life at this moment was in a fair bit of turmoil: his health was ailing, Russia was at war with the Swedes, and her people were wary of Peter and his disrespect for the Church.
www.historyhouse.com /in_history/peter_alexis   (1020 words)

 History & Culture of Russia / The Romanovs
Peter was his father's youngest son and the child of his second wife, neither of which promised great things.
Peter generated considerable opposition during his reign, not only from the conservative clergy but also from the nobility, who were understandably rather attached to the status quo.
On December 25, 1761, Peter III, a grandson of Peter the Great, was crowned Tsar.
www.interknowledge.com /russia/rushis04.htm   (1381 words)

 Peter the Great - Olga's Gallery
Peter I, the Great (1672-1725) is the fourth son of the tsar Alexey I Mikhailovitch by his second wife, Nataly Naryshkina.
In the summer of 1698, Peter had to return hurriedly to Russia to deal with a revolt of the streltsy (regiments of musketeers), which was savagely repressed in the weeks that followed with the help of the Scottish general Patrick Gordon.
Peter I saw Martha in Menshikov's house and ordered, “When I go to bed, you, beauty, take a candle and light the way.” According to the “etiquette” that meant she was obliged to sleep with the tsar.
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 History House: Peter the Great   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Peter the Great, along with the rest of the Russian court, was well-known for his habits in debauchery.
Peter Alexevitch is certainly one of the best known Tsars of Russia.
Peter did so much wacky stuff we eventually gave in and wrote up another article.
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 Reviews in History: Russia in the Age of Peter the Great
Peter's local administration disappeared after his death and he failed to establish his desired"well-regulated police state." Secular printing nearly collapsed when Peter died and by 1728, Peter's publishing operation was all but dismantled.
Peter's social, cultural, and sartorial engineering was able to create a few tens of thousands of Russians (in a land of 10 to 15 millions) who looked like Westerners, but his "correctional cudgel" was unable to create any people who behaved like enterprising Dutchmen.
Peter himself personified the beginning of the transition from the illiterate non-reader whose left-brain capacities were definitely limited.
www.history.ac.uk /reviews/paper/hellie.html   (2779 words)

 Peter the Great   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Peter the Great ruled Russia from 1682-1725, and in 1721 declared Russia an empire and himself the Emperor.
Peter the Great was the youngest son of Tsar Alexis by his second wife.
Peter was then chosen to rule but his older siblings staged a coup which resulted in Peter sharing the throne with his brother Ivan, under the regency of Ivan's older sister Sophia.
www.mnsu.edu /emuseum/history/russia/peter.html   (437 words)

 Peter the Great
Peter the Great was born in 1672 and he died in 1725.
Peter was tsar of Russia from 1682 to 1725.
His self-given title was Peter the Great though he was officially Peter I. Peter the Great is credited with dragging Russia out of the medieval times to such an extent that by his death in 1725, Russia was considered a leading eastern European state.
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 Peter's Russia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Peter was only four when his father died, and in the tumultuous years that followed, his life was in danger several times.
Peter divided the country into forty-three provinces, each administered by a governor responsible to him, and he sent out inspectors to see that he was obeyed.
Peter himself had been married to the daughter of a Russian nobleman in his youth in accordance with the earlier practice, but he put her in a convent soon after he began to govern personally.
mars.acnet.wnec.edu /%7Egrempel/courses/wc2/lectures/petersrussia.html   (4243 words)

 AllRefer.com - Russia - Peter the Great and the Russian Empire - The Era of Palace Revolutions | Russian Information ...
Peter was unsuccessful in forging a European coalition against the Ottoman Empire, but during his travels he found interest in waging war against Sweden, then an important power in northern Europe.
Peter changed the rules of succession to the throne after he killed his own son, Aleksey, who had opposed his father's reforms and served as a rallying figure for antireform groups.
Although he was a grandson of Peter the Great, his father was the duke of Holstein, so Peter III was raised in a German Lutheran environment.
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 Catherine the Great
The Death of the Empress and the Reign of Peter III
When Peter Ulrich was ten years old, his father died, and the claims to the throne of Sweden passed to his son.
Peter was now 14 years old and it was time to look for a bride for him.
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 The Personality of Peter the Great   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Peter was an ever-welcome guest at the parties of noblemen, merchants, or artisans; here he danced a great deal and, though the only dancing lessons he had were ''practices'' during evenings spent at the Lefort establishment, he danced well.
Peter was free and easy in his relationship to people; but his social manners were a mixture of the habits of a powerful aristocrat of a previous generation and those of an artisan.
Peter himself was a deacon of this Order, for which he drew up, with the same legislate skill that he expended on his laws, a Charter that minutely defined the method of electing and installing the ''Prince-Pope'' and the ritual required for the consecration of the rest of this hierarchy of drunkards.
mars.wnec.edu /~grempel/courses/russia/lectures/12peter1.html   (2886 words)

 History of St. Petersburg, Russia: Peter the Great (short biography)
Peter was a grandson of Tzar Michael Romanov (who was chosen to be a Tzar in 1613).
In 1682, at the age of 10, Peter was proclaimed Tzar, but due to a power struggle between different political forces he had to rule together with his brother Ivan under the patronage of his sister Sofia.
In 1712 Peter the Great moved the Russian capital to St. Petersburg and continued paying special attention to the swift construction of the city - his European "paradise".
www.cityvision2000.com /history/peterthe.htm   (494 words)

 Peter I --¬† Encyclop√¶dia Britannica
Russian in full Pyotr Alekseyevich, byname Peter the Great, Russian Pyotr Veliky tsar of Russia, who reigned jointly with his half-brother Ivan V (1682–96) and alone thereafter (1696–1725) and who in 1721 was proclaimed emperor (imperator).
Peter was the son of Tsar Alexis by his second wife, Natalya Kirillovna Naryshkina.
The son of Sancho Ramírez, the third in order of the historic kings of Aragon, Peter belonged to times anterior to the authentic written history of his kingdom; and little is known of him save that he conquered Huesca (1096) and Barbastro (1100) from the Moors of Saragossa.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9108537   (767 words)

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Peter the Great was inspired by what he saw in western Europe on his travels.
Invite students to demonstrate their knowledge of Peter the Great by adopting his persona\emdash writing in the first person as if they were Peter the Great.
Peter felt his country had been isolated from progress too long, and he looked to Europe as the center of culture and technology.
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 Modern History Sourcebook: Catherine the Great
She followed Peter the Great in seeing Russia (which had been part of an Asian Empire for centuries) as European Power.
This is clearly demonstrated by the following Observations: The Alterations which Peter the Great undertook in Russia succeeded with the greater Ease, because the Manners, which prevailed at that Time, and had been introduced amongst us by a Mixture of different Nations, and the Conquest of foreign Territories, were quite unsuilable to the Climate.
Peter the First, by introducing the Manners and Customs of Europe among the European People in his Dominions, found at that Time such Means as even he himself was not sanguine enough to expect....
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 Amazon.com: Books: Peter the Great   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Peter the Great is probably one of the most influential leaders in world history, and is considered by many as the one who modernized Russia.
Massie argues that the future Peter was brought into existence by the fortuitous fact that he was not the first in line for the throne, and therefore was not leashed by the upbringing expected of a future Tsar during his minority.
Peter was free to eschew the religious and scholarly training that was given to his older half-brother Ivan V in favor of the practical trades and skills that became his (and therefore, his country's) life-long interests.
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 Amazon.com: Books: Peter the Great   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Peter's ascent to the throne is presented as without difficulty, when it was actually a struggle for power among Peter, his half-brother Ivan, and his half-sister Sophia.
Peter the Great, crowned tsar of Russia at the age of ten, believed that whatever he wanted he should have -- and the sooner the better.
Peter the Great is a very interesting figure and I wish I had been introduced to him earlier in my life.
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 KUNSTKAMERA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
But Peter collected them for the enlightenment of his nation, "to instruct and teach about Nature - living and dead - and about the artistry that flows from the hands of men."
His duty was to stand on the footboard at the back of Peter's carriage.
n memory of the founder of the Museum, some of Peter's clothes, a copy of his death mask, and a mold of his hand are kept there.
www.kunstkamera.ru /english/collection/peter.htm   (426 words)

 Peter I, czar of Russia
Peter I, czar of Russia: Bibliography - Bibliography The first biographer of Peter the Great was Voltaire.
Peter I, czar of Russia: Sole Ruler - Sole Ruler Foreign Policy Russia was almost continuously at war during Peter's reign.
Peter I, czar of Russia: Early Life - Early Life Peter was the youngest child of Czar Alexis, by Alexis's second wife, Natalya Naryshkin.
www.factmonster.com /ce6/people/A0838567.html   (134 words)

 Modern History Sourcebook: Peter the Great and the Rise of Russia, 1682-1725
Peter the Great and the Rise of Russia, 1682-1725
This great emperor came in a few years to know to a farthing the amount of all his revenues, as also how they were laid out.
He was at little or no expense about his person, and by living rather like a private gentleman than a prince he saved wholly that great expense which other monarchs are at in supporting the grandeur of their courts.
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Peter wondered if his mom hadn't originally been attracted to his dad because he was vaguely reminiscent of her own beloved father.
He wanted to be Peter the Great, at least for a while, to revel in the glory of it all.
Peter Venkman was one of the most complex men he knew, as well as one who was prone to making life as hard for himself as he possibly could.
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 Tsarskoe Selo - History - Part Three - Reconquest of Peter the Great   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Platonov says, that Peter, after a short hesitation, began actively to prepare himself for the continuation of the struggle with Sweden, the final aim of which, he considered, would be the conquering of Ingria and Karelia and the foundation of a fortified port at the mouth of the Neva.
The land laws, introduced by the Swedes, remained in full force, and when in 1707 Peter bestowed on Menshikov, already raised to the dignity of prince, the towns Koporie and Iamburg, the Most Serene, as feudal lord, became the owner of all the lands and revenues of those towns.
A note of Peter, dated from January 5th 1708 is, kept; from it we can see, that at that time the Tsar thought of leaving, in case of his death, only three thousand rubles to Catherine.
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 Peter the Great   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Peter became czar with his half brother Ivan V. His sister Sophia actually ruled Russia.
Peter returned to Russia and crushed the revolt.
24 January 1722 Peter capped his reforms in Russia with the "Table of Rank" which decreed a commoner could climb on merit to the highest positions.
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 peter the great of russia and other russia related information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A fter Peter's death Russia went through a great number of rulers in a distressingly short time, none of whom had much...
After Peter's death Russia went through a great number of rulers in a distressingly short time, none of whom had much...
PETER THE GREAT (PETER ALEXEEVICH) 1672-1725 CZAR 1682-1721 EMPEROR OF ALL RUSSIA 1721-1725 Peter the Great was the fourteenth child of Alexei Mikhailovich, born on May 30, 1672, from his second marriage...
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