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The life of Peter the Great, Emperor of Russia

Voltaire

The life of Peter the Great, Emperor of Russia

including the history of the Russian Empire during his reign : with an historical sketch of the most important events during that period

by Voltaire

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Published by Printed by and for John B. Thomson in Frederick-town [Md.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Peter -- I, -- Emperor of Russia, -- 1672-1725.,
  • Russia -- History -- Peter I, 1689-1725.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby M. de Voltaire.
    SeriesEarly American imprints -- no. 30433.
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination348 p.
    Number of Pages348
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15592129M

    However, facts are stubborn things and they show that the plans of Emperor Peter III were, although at times inconsistent, nonetheless clearly goal-oriented. In order to create his own pool of broadly educated experts, Peter sent young noblemen to study abroad at the state's expense and personally kept track of their progress. Petersburg, where he is rightfully lauded as the Founder of the City, and honored with numerous memorials. I waited often on him, and was ordered by both the king and the archbishops and bishops to attend upon him and to offer him such information of our religion and constitution as he was willing to receive. Over the next nine years, at tremendous human and financial cost, St.

    Eventually, Peter had his wife confined to the walls of a convent, freeing himself from the bonds of marriage. Permission is granted for electronic copying, distribution in print form for educational purposes and personal use. Ascending to the throne, Peter issued a decree entitled "Freedom of the Nobility" which rescinded the compulsory military or state service for nobles that had been introduced by Peter the Great. Scanned by Jerome S. He never could abide ceremony, but loved to be spoke to frankly and without reserve.

    But the forced union did not last. If you do reduplicate the document, indicate the source. From the reform in beards we may pass to that of clothes. Ascending to the throne, Peter issued a decree entitled "Freedom of the Nobility" which rescinded the compulsory military or state service for nobles that had been introduced by Peter the Great. He was at little or no expense about his person, and by living rather like a private gentleman than a prince he saved wholly that great expense which other monarchs are at in supporting the grandeur of their courts. God knows what will happen with finances.


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The life of Peter the Great, Emperor of Russia book

He rose early; the morning he gave to business till ten or eleven o'clock at the farthest; all the rest of Emperor of Russia book day, and a great part of the night, to diversion and pleasure. He liked conversations over a mug of beer and a good party, although he sometimes drank heavily, forcing his guests to follow his example.

The majority of the nation and nobility supported the young emperor, as he was a direct heir to Peter the Great. The high taxes that often accompanied his various reforms led to revolts among citizens, which were immediately suppressed by the imposing ruler.

In fact, he was tutored by capable teachers, he could read German, French and Latin, enjoyed music, and possessed an extensive library. Upon arriving in Russia, the heir to the throne, now called Peter after his baptism into the Orthodox faith, was given a new teacher, the scholar Jacob von Staehlin.

Peter married twice and had 11 children, many of whom died in infancy. God knows what will happen with finances. If your IP address is shown by Maxmind to be outside of Germany and you were momentarily blocked, another issue is that some Web browsers erroneously cache the block.

Titles include a wealth of travel accounts and diaries, histories of nations from throughout the world, and maps and charts of a world that was still being discovered.

Original: Apr 27, 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 Who Was Peter the Great?

An important event in the life of Peter II was his coronation. Peter the Great in foreign costume before his mother, Tsaritsa Natalya, Patriarch Andrian, and his tutor Zotov by Nikolay Nevrev Setting off to Europe in on the so-called Grand Embassy a large Russian delegation whose purpose was to find allies for the war with TurkeyPeter travelled incognito under the pseudonym of Pyotr Mikhailov.

The family schemed to tie themselves to the imperial bloodline, and persuaded Peter to marry their relative, Ekaterina Dolgorukova. Peter was first buried in the Alexander Nevsky Lavra, and only inupon the decree of his son, the Emperor Paul, was the coffin with his body reburied in the Peter and Paul Cathedral, next to the grave of his estranged spouse, Catherine the Great.

Mirroring Western culture, he modernized the Russian alphabet, introduced the Julian calendar and established the first Russian newspaper. To dislodge them, Peter allied himself to several European powers and, inembarked on his biggest military undertaking, the so-called Northern War.

The marriage was not a happy one: neither Eudoxia or their son Alexey shared Peter's interests.

The History of Peter the Great, Emperor of Russia

The commodious situation of this place made the tsar resolve to erect on it a considerable town, with a strong citadel, consisting of six royal bastions, together with good outworks; this he soon put into execution and called it St.

Having inherited a vast but backward state, he propelled Russia to the rank of a major European power, while his extraordinary personality and wide scale reforms have been an inspiration to generations of historians, writers and ordinary Russians. The text has been modernized by Prof. With these long beards they wore the hair very short, except the ecclesiastics, who, to distinguish themselves, wore it very long.

The life of Peter the Great : New. This block will remain in place until legal guidance changes. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. The strangers, to whom he trusted most, were so true to him that those designs were crushed before he came back.

Another seemingly insignificant event in his life was the time he found an old sailboat in a shed; this discovery provided his initial passion for sailing.

He came this winter over to England and stayed some months among us. He was, indeed, resolved to encourage learning and to polish his people by sending some of them to travel in other countries and to draw strangers to come and live among them. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the worldand other notations in the work.

Boston: Ginn and Co.Great insight into a legendary leader of Russia. I learned alot about Russia by reading this book. The man was brutal, no doubt, even putting his own son to death for fear of him unwinding all that he accomplished.

He turned Russia from a backwards agricultural serfdom into a continetal power. He was relentless in achieving his goals.4/5(3). Apr 15,  · Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg.

The History of Peter the Great, Emperor of Russia by Voltaire - Free Ebook Project Gutenberg. Filed under: Peter I, Emperor of Russia, -- Travel -- Netherlands -- Juvenile fiction. Jongens van Oudt-Holland (in Dutch), by Cornelis Johannes Kieviet, illust.

by Joh. Braakensiek (Gutenberg ebook) Items below (if any) are from related and broader terms. Filed under: Peter I, Emperor of Russia, Peter the Great, by Jacob. Jul 21,  · "History of Russia in Minutes" is a crash course for beginners.

Here you will find the complete history summarized and retold in simple language with accurate dates, the most relevant names. Nevertheless, few books have been published in English on the man and his work, and apart from B.

H. Sumner's excellent but brief, Peter the Great and the Emergence of Russia (London, ), no worth-while study has been written in English since the biography by the American, Eugene Schuyler, was published in London in Even in Soviet.

A new history of the life and reign of the Czar Peter the Great, Emperor of all Russia, and father of his country: giving an exact relation of I. His travels.: to which is prefixed, a chronological summary of the history of Russia, a political view of the Constitution, and a geographical description of that vast empire [Reprint] () by Bancks, John, and a great selection of.