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Ivan The Terrible

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Birthday
25, 1530
Birthplace
Moscow, Russia
Death Date
Mar 28, 1584 (53)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
25, 1530
Birthplace
Moscow, Russia
Death Date
Mar 28, 1584 (53)

About

Infamous ruler who served as the first Tsar of All Russias for forty years. During his reign, he conquered Khanates of Kazan, Astrakhan, and Siberia, forever altering the global political landscape. 

Before Fame

He was crowned the Grand Prince of Moscow at age three and was made Tsar of All Russias at sixteen.

Trivia

He was known for his unstable temperament and bouts of mental illness. He once killed one of his own sons with a pointed staff during an argument.

Family Life

He was married seven times and had eight children.

Associated With

Russian director Sergei Eisenstein directed a historical epic based on his life titled "Ivan the Terrible."