May 27 1703 – St. Petersburg Is Founded by Peter the Great

May 27 1703 – St. Petersburg Is Founded by Peter the Great4 (80%) 1 vote In May 2015, St. Petersburg, founded by Tsar Peter I, completed 312 glorious years of existence. It was on May 27, 1703 that the revolutionary Russian ruler Peter I had set out to build himself a city that rivaled the European cultural centers in its magnificence and commissioned the Peter and Paul Fortress. When Tsar Peter I ascended to the throne of Russia in 1682, he was only 10 years old. While Peter ruled jointly with his half-brother till 1696, it was his half-sister Sophia who acted as regent and exercised all power for close […]