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  1. Peter was portrayed on BBC Radio 4 by Isaac Rouse as a boy, Will Howard as a young adult and Elliot Cowan as an adult in the radio plays Peter the Great: The Gamblers and Peter the Great: The Queen of Spades, written by Mike Walker and which were the last two plays in the first series of Tsar. The plays were broadcast on 25 September and 2 ...

  2. Peter the Great of the House of Romanov (1672–1725) ruled the Tsardom of Russia and later the Russian Empire from 1682 until his death, jointly ruling before 1696 with his elder half-brother, Ivan V. The Romanovs took over Russia in 1613, and the first decades of their reign were marked by attempts to restore peace, both internally and with ...

  3. PETER THE GREAT. Peter I (born 1672, ruled 1689-1725) is better known as Peter the Great.The forth Romanov ruler after Michael, he was the first Russian ruler to take the title of emperor, the first to travel widely at home and abroad and the first to be buried in St. Petersburg.

  4. Apr 21, 2020 · Peter the Great’s Early Struggle for Power . Peter the Great was born as Peter Alexeyevich Romanov in Moscow on the 9th of June 1672. Peter’s father was Alexei I of Russia, the second Russian tsar from the House of Romanov, while his mother was Nataliya Kyrillovna Naryshkina, his father’s second wife.

  5. Peter the Great famously broke court protocol during his 1717 visit to France: the 6’8″ tall Tsar picked up the child King Louis XV and planted a kiss on his pint-sized host. Peter sought to marry Louis to his daughter, but his plans to unite the Russian and French royal families never came to fruition.

  6. Jul 15, 2016 · Peter the Great was one of the greatest Tsars. He transformed the country. Peter loved all things western and he wanted to turn his Empire into a western state. Tsar Peter was an autocrat and he tolerated no opposition. He was to greatly expand the Russian Empire and won many battles. In particular, he defeated ...

  7. Jul 06, 2018 · Peter I, better known as Peter the Great, is generally credited with bringing Russia into the modern age. During his time as czar, from 1682 until his death in 1725, he implemented a variety of ...

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