Peter the Great

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

Written by Curiosity Staff May 29, 2015