Peter the Great

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Birthday
9, 1672
Birthplace
Moscow, Russia
Death Date
Feb 8, 1725 (52)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
9, 1672
Birthplace
Moscow, Russia
Death Date
Feb 8, 1725 (52)

About

Also known as Peter I and Pyotr Alexeyevich, Peter the Great ruled both the Russian Tsardom and the Russian Empire and led an Enlightenment-influenced cultural revolution in his native Russia. 

Before Fame

He became Tsar when he was just ten years old.

Trivia

The Russo-Persian War occurred during his reign.

Family Life

The son of Tsar Alexis I and Natalya Naryshkina, he was born in Moscow, Russia. His marriages to Eudoxia Lopukhina and Martha Skavronskaya (Catherine I of Russia) produced a total of fourteen children (eight sons and six daughters).

Associated With

Peter the Great is mentioned in several of Alexander Pushkin's poems and novels.