Peter I of Russia
Tsar and 1st Emperor, founder of the Russian Empire
Pyotr Alexeevich Romanov (1672-06-09 – 1725-02-08), also known as Peter the Great, was a Russian monarch. He carried out a policy of Westernization and expansion that transformed the Tsardom of Russia into the Russian Empire, a major European power.
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Quotes about Peter I of RussiaEdit
- The history of the Romanovs is an Elizabethan tragedy that lasts for three centuries. Its keynote is cruelty, a barbaric, pointless kind of cruelty that has always been common in the East, but that came to Europe only recently, in the time of Hitler.
- Colin Wilson in Rasputin and the Fall of the Romanovs, p. 61-62 (1964)