-before peter the great, it was a custom in upper-class marriages for the father of the bride to pass a small whip to the groom -this symbolized the transfer of male power over women peter abolished the practice. This site focuses on the imperial expansion of russia during the reigns of peter the great and catherine the great it describes the annexation of many areas as the result of various treaties, as well as the the results from partitioning poland. Peter the great inherited a score of problems in the administration of his empire of course, through his well-known zest and ambition, he tried to solve most of them, and made steps in that direction however, his actions did not always have the wanted effect as his own rule shows, and later on. #3 peter the great implemented sweeping reforms in education peter i was the first tsar of russia to sponsor education on secular linesvarious secular schools were opened which admitted children of soldiers, officials and churchmen.
During the reign of peter the great's father, tsar alexey romanov (1646-1676) (fig 2), russian society continued to embrace a centuries-old, traditional way of life prescribed and regulated by the postulates of the russian orthodox religion. While it was peter i (reign 1682-1725) that brought about reforms that gave women greater freedom to pursue education it was during the mid-18th century, the time that catherine the great rose to. Russia: the reign of peter i (the great 1689-1725) the accession of peter i ushered in and established the social, institutional, and intellectual trends that were to dominate russia for the next two centuries. Alexander ii: alexander ii, emperor of russia (1855-81) his liberal education and distress at the outcome of the crimean war, which had demonstrated russia's backwardness, inspired him toward a great program of domestic reforms, the most important being the emancipation (1861) of the serfs.
Peter the great was determined to reform the domestic structure of russia he had a simple desire to push russia - willingly or otherwise - into the modern era as existed then he had a simple desire to push russia - willingly or otherwise - into the modern era as existed then. One of russia's greatest statesmen, peter the great - the tsar and first emperor of russia - was a man of unwavering willpower, extraordinary energy and supreme vision. Peter the great's significance was he carried out a policy of modernization and expansion that turned russia into an empire. Peter the great was the youngest son of alexey i and his second wife, natalya naryshkina alexey was succeeded by the invalid fyodor iii, peter's eldest half-brother, who lasted on the throne only six years and died without surviving issue.
Peter the great is credited with dragging russia out of the medieval times to such an extent that by his death in 1725, russia was considered a leading eastern european state he centralised government, modernised the army, created a navy and increased the subjugation and subjection of the peasants. Empress of russia catherine ii, often called catherine the great, became empress consort of russia when her husband, peter iii, ascended to the throne following the death of his aunt, elizabeth. During peter the great's reign, many churches and universities were established in the city, and early work began on its famous canals there were other cities founded by peter the great, but none has matched st petersburg in terms of development or importance to russian history. Peter the great (1672-1725) became tsar in 1682 at the age of ten years, but in the same year he was forced to share the tsardom with his negligible half-brother ivan v [ family tree ] ivan's sister arranged this coup and in 1689 she tried to seize power. The successors of peter the great  p eter ' s strong hand had stifled the opposition to his reforms, but with his death it reappeared there were, therefore, two parties in russia: the men who had assisted the dead czar, menzikoff, apraxine, tolstoï, and others, such as the members of the secret court who had witnessed the violent death of peter's only son.
Peter iii had a short and unpopular reign his father was charles frederick, duke of holstein-gottorpin his manifesto on the freedom of the nobility, peter iii granted civil liberties to the nobility and ended mandatory state service for nobles. Peter i (1672 - 1725), known as peter the great, tsar and emperor of russia, 1682 - 1725 the reign of peter i is generally regarded as a watershed in russian history, during which russia expanded westward, became a leading player in european affairs, and underwent major reforms of its government, economy, religious affairs, and culture. Peter the great meditating the idea of building st petersburg at the shore of the baltic sea - 1916 painting by alexandre benois #9 peter the great married a servant and crowned her empress in 1724 peter first married at the age of 17 on 27th january 1689 to eudoxia lopukhina.
In 1745, after being received into the russian orthodox church, and changing her name to catherine, she married grand duke peter, grandson of peter the great and heir to the russian throne. Peter the great peter the great or peter i, czar of russia, reigned from (1672-1725) in many ways he bettered the country of russia, but in other ways he hurt russia. After winning access to the baltic sea through his victories in the great northern war, czar peter i founds the city of st petersburg as the new russian capital the reign of peter, who became.
Peter the great no other personality in russian history has so often been the subject of scholarly research, of polemical pamphlets and historical novels, as the first russian emperor but seldom, too, have the opinions of scholars, writers and publicists been so divergent in judging the actions and services of this man to the russian state. The 1976 film skaz pro to, kak tsar pyotr arapa zhenil (how tsar peter the great married off his moor), starring aleksey petrenko as peter, and vladimir vysotsky as abram petrovich gannibal, shows peter's attempt to build the baltic fleet. After peter iii died his wife catherine the great ruled russia as catherine ii (1726-1796) catherine defended powers of central monarch, put down a vigorous peasant uprising, and used the pugachev rebellion as an excuse to extend powers of the central government in regional affairs.
With that 1721 victory, peter the great transformed the russian tsardom into the russian empire, which lasted until the russian revolution of 1917 during and after the two-decade war, peter forced his country to evolve. Peter the great was a russian czar in the late 17th century, who is best known for his extensive reforms in an attempt to establish russia as a great nation born in moscow, russia on june 9, 1672.