Ivan the Terrible

Ivan the Terrible

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  • Ivan the Terrible came to rule at the age of three. His life was disrupted by struggles for power among boyars.
  • At sixteen, Ivan crowned himself czar. He then married Anastasia who was related to the Romanovs.
  • Ivan won many great victories, added lands to Russia, gave Russia a code of laws, and ruled justly from 1547 to 1560.
  • Anastasia died in 1560. Ivan accused boyars of poisoning his wife.
  • Ivan organized a police force to hunt down and kill traitors. He used his secret police force to execute many boyars.
  • Ivan killed his oldest son and only heir during a violent quarrel. So, Ivan died without an heir.
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