Peter the Great 

Peter the Great 

Leader of Russia

Background Information

Work History

Absolute Monarch

Born June 9 1672 in Moscow Russia
Son of Alexis of Russia and Natalya Naryshkina
Married originally to Eudoxia Lopukhina, then to Catherine I of Russia

Years of Service

  • 1689-1725
  • Came to power at age 10

Religious Affiliation:

  • Russian Orthodox Christian: This is extremely similar to the Christianity often practiced in North America


  • Modernized the Russian culture and made it more westernized
  • Introduced new administrative and territorial division of the country


  • Modernized Russia
  • Created a powerful army
  • Turned Russia into a global power
  • Administered greater control over the reactionary orthodox church
  • Acquired territory in Estonia, Latvia and Finland
  • Opened a window to the West


  • Known to be a strict perfectionist
  • Collects many taxes in order to improve the community


Catherine I of Russia: Second wife, reigned as Empress of Russia from 1725 till her death