Peter the Great

While in The Hague, he regularly attended parliamentary sessions (as an observer), visited scholars, and toured palaces, picture galleries, and museums.

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He took a keen interest in minutiae, "trying to pinch a particle from each discipline for his own use." He made massive purchases of technical equipment, books, biological preparations, etc. He also recruited more than 100 craftsmen and many officers.