Peter the Great

1672 - 1725

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Peter I ([ˈpʲɵtr ɐlʲɪˈksʲejɪvʲɪtɕ]; Russian: Пётр I Алексеевич, romanized: Pyotr I Alekseyevich,; 9 June [O.S. 30 May] 1672 – 8 February [O.S. 28 January] 1725), was Tsar of all Russia from 1682, and the first Emperor of all Russia, known as Peter the Great, from 1721 until his death in 1725. He reigned jointly with his half-brother Ivan V until 1696. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peter the Great has received more than 10,216,054 page views. His biography is available in 144 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 133 in 2019). Peter the Great is the 54th most popular politician (down from 47th in 2019), the 10th most popular biography from Russia (down from 9th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Russian Politician.

Peter the Great was most famous for reforming Russia's government, military, and economy. He also expanded the country's territory by conquering new land.

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Among politicians, Peter the Great ranks 54 out of 19,576Before him are Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, Nero, Justinian I, Josip Broz Tito, Akhenaten, and William IV of the United Kingdom. After him are James K. Polk, Sargon of Akkad, Muammar Gaddafi, Hannibal, Joe Biden, and Marcus Aurelius.

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Among people born in 1672, Peter the Great ranks 1After him are Pylyp Orlyk, Joseph Addison, Nicolas de Grigny, Ludovico Antonio Muratori, Johann Jakob Scheuchzer, Ernst Ludwig I, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen, André Cardinal Destouches, Zhang Tingyu, Landgravine Charlotte of Hesse-Homburg, and Richard Steele. Among people deceased in 1725, Peter the Great ranks 1After him are Alessandro Scarlatti, Chikamatsu Monzaemon, Mahmud Hotak, Arai Hakuseki, René de Froulay de Tessé, Christian August of Saxe-Zeitz, José Benito de Churriguera, Sulkhan-Saba Orbeliani, and Jonathan Wild.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Peter the Great ranks 10 out of 3,761Before him are Leo Tolstoy (1828), Vladimir Putin (1952), Yuri Gagarin (1934), Mikhail Gorbachev (1931), Dmitri Mendeleev (1834), and Anton Chekhov (1860). After him are Nikita Khrushchev (1894), Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840), Nicholas II of Russia (1868), Grigori Rasputin (1869), Alexander Pushkin (1799), and Ivan the Terrible (1530).


Among politicians born in Russia, Peter the Great ranks 4Before him are Vladimir Lenin (1870), Vladimir Putin (1952), and Mikhail Gorbachev (1931). After him are Nikita Khrushchev (1894), Nicholas II of Russia (1868), Ivan the Terrible (1530), Boris Yeltsin (1931), Kim Jong-il (1941), Alexander I of Russia (1777), Nicholas I of Russia (1796), and Yuri Andropov (1914).