, one of the early Romanov
s. He stood at nearly 7 feet tall. He was technically coruler with his retarded brother
for several years.
Peter was responsible for the westernization
of the highest levels of the Russian court
. He brought Russia
out of obscurity. Peter defeated the Swedish
in the Great Northern War
, and ordered the building of St. Petersburg
Peter was also fond of roasting men alive if they crossed him and killed his own son.