Ivan IV Vasilyevich (Ivan the Terrible!)
Ива́н Васи́льевич

Ivan was born on August 25th, 1530 in Kolomenskoye, Russia.

Died in March 1584; Burial is in the Cathedral of the Archangel, Moscow.

Father~Vasili III

Mother~ Elena Glinskaya

*Ivan lost both his parents before the age of ten, and then declared the Grand Prince of Moscow.

*He was considered Intelligent and devout, yet given to rages and prone to episodes of mental outbreaks.

Accomplishments During the Renaissance Era

*His early reign was peaceful; making a sound law system with reform and modernization. Also founded a strong standing army in Russia.

*Later, his practices as the 'Tzar of all Russias' became more military strategic and oppressive to the people.

~His favorite way to deal with disobedience was by impaling...

To impale- сажать на кол (sazhat' na kol) or more commonly said during Ivan's time, на кол (na kol). [It wasn't common for people to speak out against his practices]

*During his later reign, Russia began the colonization of Siberia. Also, he lead his army against Sultan Selim and the ottoman empire, which led to brutal conflict. (Russo-Turkish War, 1568-1570)

*He also made the first laws restricting the rights of peasants.

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