Peter the Great

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Russian emperor Peter the Great was born in 1672. He would've celebrated his birthday on May 30 using the Old Style calendar, although today it would be June 9.


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Key Facts In This Video

  1. In 1703, Peter the Great had a vision for a beautiful city on the water, which became St. Petersburg. 00:05

  2. Peter the Great wanted to create St. Petersburg as "another Amsterdam." 00:44

  3. Peter the Great would call the place where St. Petersburg was founded his "paradise." 01:18