Peter the Great

By Banssee
  • Thirty Years War

    Thirty Years War
    The Thirty Years War took place between 1618 and 1648, it was a conflict over religion, territory, and had two phases for power Hapsburg triumphs and Hapsburg defeats. Signing the Peace of Westphalia ended the war.
    This is significant because twenty percent of Germany’s total population perished during the war, and many towns and cities also saw their populations, manufacture, and trade decrease greatly.
  • Navigation Act

    Navigation Act
    Navigation act is passed by the English Parliament on october 1651. The Navigation acts were created to tighten the government's control over trade between England and its colonies.
    This is significant because the results were colonies started smuggling to keep the relationships among eachother and in 1652 the Anglo Dutch war took place.
  • Date of birth

     Date of birth
    Peter the Great was born on June 9th 1672 in Moscow, Russia. He was the fourteenth child of czar Alexis by his second wife, Natalya Kirillovna. When Peter was just four years old his father died. He became the tsar and first emperor of Russia from 1682 to 1725.
    This is significant because if peter wasn't born who else would have improved Russia.
    Source: (, (Book of Peter the Great)
  • peter father dies

    peter father dies
    Alexis I or peter's father died on the 29th of january, but the crown wasn't passed to peter the great but his sickly half brother Feodor III. Being the youngest of the heirs, Peter received the throne in April 1682.
    This is significant because Peter the great was two steps close from taking over the throne.
  • Feodor dies

    Feodor dies
    On April 27th 1682 Feodor dies, after his new wedding within three months without any suviving issues. Feodor didn't leave any signs to tell who's going to be the heir after him so after his death the throne was left to both Peter and Ivan.
    This is significant because now Russia have to choose who's the better leader that should take over the throne.
  • Rebellion of the Streltsy

    Rebellion of the Streltsy
    Began in Moscow on may 15th 1682, this upspring brought Sophia Alexeyevna and Maria Miloslavskaya to power. This upspring killed the grandfather, aunts and other relatives of Peter the Great.
    This is significant because nearly all of Peter the Great's family died during this Rebellion.
  • Peter and Ivan are crowned

    Peter and Ivan are crowned
    After the death of Feodor on june 1682 peter had another half brother that was in his way to taking over the throne, so he had to share power because he had been named joint-czar with his older half-brother, Ivan.
    This is significant because Peter was so close to taking over the throne but he still have a chance if he could show Russia that he's a better leader.
    Source:(Book of Peter the Great)
    Source: (
  • The Grand Embassy

    The Grand Embassy
    The Grand Embassy was a long visit to Western Europe in March 31, 1697. Peter's goal was to learn about European customs and industrial techniques.
    This is significant because it helped Peter the Great to set his goals and gather ideas to modernize Russia.
  • Westernization

    It took place in Russia on December 28th 1697, it was led by Peter the Great after the Great embassy which was a long visit to the west. Westernization was and idea by Peter the great which was to use western Europe as a model for progress.
    This is significant because it progressed Russia, for example raising women status by having them attend social gatherings, and opening a school since Peter believed that education was a key for progress.
    Source:( slideshare)
  • Great Northern war

    Great Northern war
    The Great Northern War took place on August 30 1700, on September 2 Peter I set out with his troops from Moscow to Narva. Poltava battle was the crucial point in the Northern War, and the North Alliance was restored.
    This is significant because the North Alliance was restored, Russia became a great power dominating in the Eastern Europe.
  • Queen Anne's war

    Queen Anne's war
    Queen Anne's war took place on may 4 1702 and was the second of the French and Indian Wars, In Europe it was known as the War of the Spanish Succession. The treaty of Utrecht ended the War.
    This is significant because it was the second in a series of French and Indian Wars fought between France and England, later Great Britain, in North America for control of the continent.
  • St.Petersburg

    St. Petersburg was founded on may 1703 by Peter the Great, it had been the capital of the Russian Empire for more than 200 years. The name of "Saint Petersburg" was given to the fortress on St. Peter's Day.
    This is significant because St.Petersburg is the first city in Russia, and the church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul was founded on St. Peter's Day.
  • Battle of Lesnaya

    Battle of Lesnaya
    It took place on September 28th 1708, it was one of the decisive battles of the great northern war. The battle was between a Russian army led by Peter and prince Aleksandr located on the border between Poland and Russia.
    This is significant because it convinced the Russian soldiers that they could defeat even Sweden's best soldiers.
  • Battle of poltava

    Battle of poltava
    The Battle of Poltava took place on june 27 1709, the Battle was a decisive victory of Peter the Great and it also was a decisive defeat for the Swedish forces, ending Charles' campaign in Ukraine and forcing him into exile.
    This is significant because it was a decisive victory of Peter the Great and a decisive defeat for the Swedish forces.
  • Treaty of Utrecht

    Treaty of Utrecht
    Treaty of Utrecht was also called Pace of Utrecht, took place on March 31 1713. It was between Britain and France, The Treaty put an end to the War of Spanish Succession and Queen Anne's war.
    This is significant because the war of Spanish succession came to an end and also the war of Queen Anne's war ended.
  • New Orleans

    New Orleans
    New Orleans was founded on May 7, 1718, by the French Mississippi Company, under the direction of Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville. The first known residents of the New Orleans area were the Native Americans.
    This is significant because New Orleans is one of the world most important ports, More than 6,000 vessels move through New Orleans.
  • Date of Death

    Date of Death
    Peter the Great died on February 8 1725 in St. Petersburg, Russia. Peter did not nominate a heir but catherine I, reigned as Empress of Russia from 1725 until her death. She was Peter's secondwife.
    This is significant because Peter the Great died and his wife or catherine I ruled Russia.
    Source:(Book of Peter the Great)
  • King George II

    King George II
    King George II, was born on October 30, 1683 at Herrenhausen, Hanover. Ascended to the throne on june 11 1727, when he was 43 years old and by ascending the throne he succeeded his father George I.
    This is significant because King George succeeded his father George I by taking over the throne and he found Georgia in America.
  • Louisiana Territory

    Louisiana Territory
    Louisiana Territory took place in Louisiana on July 4 1803, the first group of slaves were brought to the Louisiana Territory. The Louisiana purchase covered the areas of the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains, and Louisiana to Montana.
    This is significant because it gave the U.S. control of the Mississippi River and the port city of New Orleans, both were used by farmers.