Peter the Great

1672 - 1725

Peter the Great

Peter the Great (Russian: Пётр Вели́кий, tr. Pyotr Velikiy, IPA: [ˈpʲɵtr vʲɪˈlʲikʲɪj]), Peter I (Russian: Пётр Первый, tr. Pyotr Pyerviy, IPA: [ˈpʲɵtr ˈpʲɛrvɨj]) or Pyotr Alekseevich (Russian: Пётр Алексе́евич, IPA: [ˈpʲɵtr ɐlʲɪˈksʲejɪvʲɪtɕ]; 9 June [O.S. 30 May] 1672 – 8 February [O.S. 28 January] 1725) ruled the Tsardom of Russia and later the Russian Empire from 7 May [O.S. 27 April] 1682 until his death in 1725, jointly ruling before 1696 with his elder half-brother, Ivan V. Through a number of successful wars, he expanded the Tsardom into a much larger empire that became a major European power and also laid the groundwork for the Imperial Russian Navy after capturing ports at Azov and the Baltic Sea. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peter the Great has received more than 5,120,371 page views. His biography is available in 131 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 40th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Peter the Great ranks 40 out of 14,801Before him are Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, Commodus, Qin Shi Huang, Ronald Reagan, Louis XVI of France, and Hurrem Sultan. After him are Leon Trotsky, Fidel Castro, Huang Xianfan, Caligula, Martin Van Buren, and Josip Broz Tito.

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Among people born in 1672, Peter the Great ranks 1After him are Joseph Addison, Ludovico Antonio Muratori, Nicolas de Grigny, Ernst Ludwig I, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen, and Richard Steele. Among people deceased in 1725, Peter the Great ranks 1After him are Alessandro Scarlatti, Chikamatsu Monzaemon, Mahmud Hotak, Jonathan Wild, Arai Hakuseki, José Benito de Churriguera, and Sulkhan-Saba Orbeliani.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Peter the Great ranks 10 out of 2,050Before him are Leo Tolstoy (1828), Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840), Mikhail Gorbachev (1931), Yuri Gagarin (1934), Anton Chekhov (1860), and Dmitri Mendeleev (1834). After him are Nikita Khrushchev (1894), Alexander Pushkin (1799), Nicholas II of Russia (1868), Ivan the Terrible (1530), Vladimir Putin (1952), and Boris Yeltsin (1931).


Among politicians born in Russia, Peter the Great ranks 3Before him are Vladimir Lenin (1870) and Mikhail Gorbachev (1931). After him are Nikita Khrushchev (1894), Nicholas II of Russia (1868), Ivan the Terrible (1530), Vladimir Putin (1952), Boris Yeltsin (1931), Kim Jong-il (1941), Alexander I of Russia (1777), Yuri Andropov (1914), and Alexander III of Russia (1845).

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