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Ivan the terrible
Transcript of Ivan the terrible
Ivan the terrible
On the 25th of August in 1530 Ivan Vasilyevich was born in Kolomenskoe.
In 1533 Ivans father ,Vasili III, died from a boil inflammation on his leg which developed into blood poisoning.
In 1538 Ivan's mother ,Elena Glinskaya,died. She died of what many believe to be assassination by poison
In 1547, Ivan was crowned Tsar of Muscovy.Ivan was crowned with Monomakh's Cap at the Cathedral of the Dormition at age 16 . He was the first person to be crowned as "Tsar of All the Russias".
In 1552 and 1556, Ivan's armies crushed the Tartar Khanates of Kazan and Astrakhan. This extended Muscovy control to the Urals in the east and the Caspian Sea in the south.
Ivan's wife died in 1560, Ivan went into a deep depression and his behavior became more erratic. He left Moscow suddenly and threatened to abdicate the throne. Leaderless, the Muscovites pleaded for his return. He agreed, but on the condition that he be granted absolute power of the region surrounding Moscow, known as the Oprichnina.
In 1549, Ivan appointed a council of advisers, who helped institute his reforms. During what is considered the constructive period of his reign, he introduced self-government in rural regions, reformed tax collection, and instituted statutory law and church reform.
In 1584, with his health failing, Ivan the Terrible became obsessed with death, calling upon witches to sustain him. The end came on March 18, 1584. Ivan died of an apparent stroke.
This is Archangel’s Cathedral the burial place of Ivan and his sons.