Ivan III

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Birthday
22, 1440
Birthplace
Russia
DEATH DATE
Oct 27, 1505 (65)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
22, 1440
Birthplace
Russia
DEATH DATE
Oct 27, 1505 (65)

About

From 1462 until his death in 1505, the ruler known as Ivan the Great guided his native Russia to military dominance and economic stability. 

Before Fame

In the early years of his reign, Ivan III went to battle with the Republic of Novgorod (a vast Russian state that existed during Medieval times).

Trivia

He oversaw the thorough renovation of the Moscow Kremlin.

Family Life

His marriages to Maria of Tver and Sophia Paleologue produced a total of nine children, including Ivan the Young; Vasili III of Russia; and Helena of Moscow.

Associated With

He was the grandfather of the infamous ruler Ivan the Terrible.