Ivan the Terrible

1530 - 1584

Ivan the Terrible

Ivan IV Vasilyevich (; Russian: Ива́н Васи́льевич, tr. Ivan Vasilyevich; 25 August 1530 – 28 March [O.S. 18 March] 1584), commonly known as Ivan the Terrible (Russian: Ива́н Гро́зный​ Ivan Grozny; "Ivan the Formidable" or "Ivan the Fearsome", Latin: Ioannes Severus), was the Grand Prince of Moscow from 1533 to 1547 and the first Tsar of Russia from 1547 to 1584. Ivan was the son of Vasili III, the Rurikid ruler of the Grand Duchy of Moscow and was appointed Grand Prince when he was three years old after his father's death. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ivan the Terrible has received more than 5,122,199 page views. His biography is available in 93 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 68th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Ivan the Terrible ranks 67 out of 14,801Before him are Nicholas II of Russia, Trajan, Francisco Franco, Selim I, Kim Il-sung, and Henry Kissinger. After him are Richard I of England, George Washington, Pontius Pilate, Mehmed the Conqueror, Benjamin Franklin, and Giuseppe Garibaldi.

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Among people born in 1530, Ivan the Terrible ranks 1After him are Jean Bodin, Uesugi Kenshin, Louis, Prince of Condé, Étienne de La Boétie, Jean Nicot, Anastasia Romanovna, Ruy López de Segura, Yasuke, Jan Kochanowski, Christopher Báthory, and Juan de Herrera. Among people deceased in 1584, Ivan the Terrible ranks 1After him are William the Silent, Charles Borromeo, Francis, Duke of Anjou, Yi I, Bernal Díaz del Castillo, Balthasar Gérard, Jan Kochanowski, and Marcantonio Colonna.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Ivan the Terrible ranks 14 out of 2,050Before him are Anton Chekhov (1860), Dmitri Mendeleev (1834), Peter the Great (1672), Nikita Khrushchev (1894), Alexander Pushkin (1799), and Nicholas II of Russia (1868). After him are Vladimir Putin (1952), Boris Yeltsin (1931), Ivan Pavlov (1849), Grigori Rasputin (1869), Wassily Kandinsky (1866), and Igor Stravinsky (1882).


Among politicians born in Russia, Ivan the Terrible ranks 6Before him are Vladimir Lenin (1870), Mikhail Gorbachev (1931), Peter the Great (1672), Nikita Khrushchev (1894), and Nicholas II of Russia (1868). After him are Vladimir Putin (1952), Boris Yeltsin (1931), Kim Jong-il (1941), Alexander I of Russia (1777), Yuri Andropov (1914), and Alexander III of Russia (1845).

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