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Peter IKnown as "Peter the Great." 1672-1725.
Russian czar (1682-1725) who extended his territory around the Baltic and Caspian shores and reformed the administration of the state. He founded the city of St. Petersburg (1703) and moved the capital there, where it remained until 1918.
(Biography) known as Peter the Great. 1672–1725, tsar of Russia (1682–1725), who assumed sole power in 1689. He introduced many reforms in government, technology, and the western European ideas. He also acquired new territories for Russia in the Baltic and founded the new capital of St Petersburg (1703)