Peter the Great

Peter the Great

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  • I am Peter the Great...
  • Peter the Great was born on June 9, 1672 in Moscow, Russia to Alexis of Russia and Natalya Naryskina. He was a Russian Orthodox Christian. Peter's father died when he was just 4 years old. Peter was a very tall person he was 6'8".
  • During Peter's reign he declared war against Sweden. It was called The Great Northern War and it was from 1700-1721. He wanted to gain territory and to gain control over the Baltic Sea.
  • Peter the Great reformed the Russian Orthodox Church. He abolished the head of the church and set up a group (Holy Synod) that ran the church under his orders.
  • Peter the Great also reformed the government. He tried to modernize Russia. He modernized the military, government, behavior, and appearance.
  • Peter introduced potatoes to the Russians, started Russia's first newspaper, raised women's status, changed peoples fashion, and advanced education by opening a school of navigation and introduced schools for the arts and sciences.
  • Peter the Great is considered an absolute ruler because he increased power of the central government and helped to make Russia strong.
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