- Emperor Peter II
Petr II Alexeevich (1715-1730) - Emperor from 1727.
Son of Tsarevich Alexis (1690 - 1718) and Princess Charlotte Christina Sophia Braunschweig Wolfenbuttel (died in 1715). Grandson of Petr I (1672-1725) and Eudoxia Lopukhina (1669-1731). Ascended the throne following the death of Empress Catherine I in 1727 according to her will. After the death of Catherine I, Sarskoje Selo was inherited by her daughter, Crown Princess Elizabeth (1709 - 1761; later Empress Elizabeth I). At that time the wings of the Large (Catherine) Palace were erected and the park and waterways were further developed.