Peter the Great was born on June 9, 1672 in Moscow, Russia. When Peter was younger he had been highly educated with many tutors. The Boyar Duman, a group of Russian nobles, elected Peter to become czar at the age of 10 with his mother, Natalya Naryshkina, as regent. Peter later shared the position of czar with Ivan V from the Miloslavskys (Ivan’s clan) in 1689. Peter never really ruled over Russia, his mother mostly had control over his power. Once his mother passed away he took responsibility of his power shared with Ivan V who later dies and passes his not-so-useful power to Peter. In 1698, Peter officially created the first Russian navy and introduced modern things to Russia. For example, he told the Russian men to shave their beards and shorten their coats. Peter then began to build a new city on the Baltic Sea in the year 1703. After battling many wars and making Russia well rounded, Peter died in the wintertime on February 8, 1725 at the age of 52.