Summary Peter The Great

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Name: Fahad Chowdhury
ID: 1210880030
Course: Eng 105
Section: 2

Summary on Peter the Great from “History”
Peter I or commonly known as Peter the Great was the tsar of Russian Empire from 1682 until his death. He was born in Moscow, Russia on June 9, 1672. Peter is mostly known for his extensive reformation of medieval Russia into a modern European empire. Peter was the 14th child of tsar Alexis. Peter ruled Russia jointly with is brother Ivan V from 1682 until 1696. Peter inherited a country, which was greatly underdeveloped. He reformed his army, built a strong navy, secularized schools, reformed the Orthodox Church and introduced several territorial divisions. He developed the country’s commerce and industry, modernized Russian alphabet, and introduced the first newspaper. He also reformed the government and its foreign policy. During his reign Russia acquired Estonia, Latvia,
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Marie attended the secret “Floating University” of Warsaw and went on to completing her masters in physics in 1893 and later in mathematics. After her degrees Curie continued her scientific research with her husband Peter Curie. The couple conducted several researches and discovered new elements like radium and polonium. In 1903 Curie received the Nobel Prize along with her husband and Henri Becquerel in physics for their work on radioactivity. In 1911 curie again received the Nobel Prize in chemistry and went on to become the only scientist to win the prize twice in two different fields. When World War I began in 1914 curie devoted her in helping the cause by running portable x -ray machines for the wounded. Curie died on July 4, 1934 of Aplastic Anemia, which is caused by prolonged exposure to radioactivity. Curie was known to carry test tubes of radium in her pocket, which caused the exposure. In 1995 her and her husband’s remains were interred in the Pantheon, Paris, the final resting place for Frances’s greatest
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