1727 - Peter II becomes Tsar of Russia.
Peter II (Пётр II Алексеевич in Russian) (October 23, 1715 – January 29, 1730) was Emperor of Russia from 1727 until his death. He was the only son of tsarevich Alexei Petrovich and Charlotte of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel. He was also the only male-line grandson of Peter I of Russia and his first Empress consort Eudoxia Lopukhina.
Peter was born in Saint Petersburg on 18 October 1715 (Julian calendar). From his childhood the orphan grand duke was kept in the strictest seclusion. His grandfather, Peter the Great, systematically ignored him. His earliest governesses were the wives of a tailor and a vintner from the Dutch settlement; a sailor called Norman taught him the rudiments of navigation; and, when he grew older, he was placed under the care of a Hungarian refugee, Janos Zeikin, who seems to have been a conscientious teacher.