Ivan the Terrible Biography

Ivan IV Vasilyevich, commonly known as Ivan the Terrible, was the Grand Prince of Moscow from 1533 to 1547 and Tsar of All the Russias from 1547 until his death. His long reign saw the conquest of the Khanates of Kazan, Astrakhan, and Siberia, transforming Russia into a multiethnic and multiconfessional state spanning almost one billion acres, approximately 4,046,856 km². Ivan managed countless changes in the progression from a medieval state to an empire and emerging regional power, and became the first ruler to be crowned as Tsar of All the Russians.

Historic sources present disparate accounts of Ivan's complex personality: he was described as intelligent and devout, yet given to rages and prone to episodic outbreaks of mental illnessthat increased with his age, affecting his reign In one such outburst, he killed his groomed and chosen heir Ivan Ivanovich. This left the Tsardom to be passed to Ivan's younger son, the weak and intellectually disabled Feodor Ivanovich. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Ivan the Terrible
Full Name:
Ivan IV Vasilyevich
Nationality:
Russia
Ethnicity:
Russian
Religion:
Russian Orthodox Church, Eastern Christianity
Date of Birth:
August 25, 1530
Astrological Sign:
Virgo
Date of Death:
March 18, 1584
Age at Death:
53
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