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RUSSIAN EMPIRE (1689-1825)

 1689-1725 Peter I, the Great  

 
 1695
 1696 July 18
 1697
 1697-1698
  • Peter's visit to the West
  • Revolt of Streltsy crushed
 1700
  • Suspension of the patriarchate
 1700-1721
 1703
   May
 1704
 1707-1708
  • Bulavin uprising
 1708
  • Establishment of the guberniias (provinces)
 1709
  • Russian victory over Charles XII of Sweden at Poltava
 1710
  • First census (household and tax)
 1711
  • First press in St. Petersburg
   November 19
  • Mikhail Lomonosov born
 1713
 1716-1717
 1718
  • Institution of poll tax
  • Foundation of administrative colleges
  • Tsarevich Alexis flees abroad, his father pronounces his verdict upon him; tsarevich Alexis dies under torture
 1720
  • Pososhkov's book On Poverty and Wealth
 1721
  • Holy Synod replaces patriarchate
  • Treaty of Nystad: Livonia, Estonia, Karelia, Ingria acquired from Sweden
  • Peter assumes the title of emperor
  • Organization of state postal service
 1722
  • Table of Ranks established
 1725

 1725-1727 Catherine I Skavronska
   
 

 1727-1730 Peter II Romanov

 
 1728
 1725-1729
 1730
  • Struggle over the terms of the succession

 1730-1740 Anna Ioannovna

 
  • About Anna Ioannovna [1] [2]
 1741

 1740-1741 Ivan VI Romanov
   
 

 1741-1762 Elizabeth Romanova

 
  • About Elizabeth Petrovna [1] [2]
 1746
  • Ban of purchase of serfs by non-nobles
 1750
 1753
  • Decree abolishing internal customs
 1754-1762
 1755
 1760's
  • Fonvizin's comedies The Brigadier, The General and The Minor
 1760
  • Landowners granted right to exile serfs to Siberia

 1761-1762 Peter III Romanov

 
 1762

 1762-1796 Catherine II the Great von Anhalt-Zerbst

 
 1764-67
 1764
  • Final secularization of Church lands
 1765
  • Establishment of the Free Economic Society
 1767
  • Peasants forbidden to submit complaints against their landowners
 1767-1768
  • Legislative Commission
 1769-1794
  • Catherine the Great publishes satirical journals
  • Novikov's journals The Drone and The Painter
 1772
  • First partition of Poland--Belorussia annexed to Russia
 1773-1775
 1774
  • Treaty of Kuchuk-Kainardji
 1775 
 1780's
 1781-1786
  • Full absorption of the Ukraine into Russian Empire
 1782-1785
 1783
  • Incorporation of the Crimea
  • Private printing presses permitted
 1784
 1785 April 21
 1790
 1793
  • Second Partition of Poland
 1795
  • Third Partition of Poland
 1796
 
 1796-1801 Paul I Romanov

 
 1797
  • Establishment of the three-day barshchina
 1799
  • Russo-American Trading Company formed
  • Suvorov's campaign in northern Italy and Switzerland
   June 6
 1801
  • Murder of Paul I

 1801-1825 Alexander I Romanov  

 
 1801
  • Acquisition of eastern Georgia
  • Sale of serfs without land prohibited
 1802
  • Formation of ministries
 1806
  • Conquest of Daghestan and Baku
 1806-1815
 1807-1811
  • Reforms of Speransky
 1809
  • Krylov's Fables
  • Annexation of Finland
 1812 June 24
   August 26
   September 14
   October 19
  • Napoleon departs Moscow
 1813-1814
  • Alexander's pursuit of Napoleon to Paris
 1815-1825
  • Ascendancy of Arakcheev
 1816-1819
  • Abolition of serfdom in Baltic provinces
 1817
 1817-1857
 1818
  • Karamzin's History of the Russian State
 1819
  • University of St. Petersburg founded
 1819-1829
  • The Italian Rossi builds the General Staff Building on Palace Square
 1821

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