Peter the Great

At the age of four, he lost his father and was placed under the care of boyar Rodion Streshnev.

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His education took place under the tutelage of enlightened teachers, including Simeon Polotsky, a great poet and dramatist who came from the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. He received a thorough education, learned German and Dutch in his youth, and was interested in technical and military issues.