On February 8 (January 28, according to the old style), at the beginning of the sixth hour of the morning, Emperor Peter I passed away at the Winter Palace. According to legend, Peter caught a cold, saving the drowning sailors in Lakhta in November 1724, which caused an exacerbation of kidney disease, which led to of death. Peter I was buried in the Peter and Paul Cathedral in St. Petersburg.

Russia lost the reformer king, and the Summer Gardens were “orphaned,” because Peter paid more attention to these gardens than the rest of the country’s rulers. In the first half of the 18th century there were three Summer Gardens in St. Petersburg. Two were located on the territory of the modern Summer Garden. The first was located closer to the Neva; the Second Garden began from the Cross Channel and extended to the Moika River. The third Summer Garden was located on the territory of the modern Mikhailovsky Garden. The construction and maintenance of these gardens was funded through the manager of the affairs of the imperial family Boris Neronov and mainly from the personal sums of Tsar Peter and his wife Ekaterina Alekseevna.

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