Vasili IV of Russia

1552 - 1612

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Vasili IV Ivanovich Shuisky (Russian: Василий IV Иванович Шуйский, romanized: Vasiliy IV Ivanovich Shuyskiy, c. 1552 – 12 September 1612) was Tsar of all Russia from 1606 to 1610, after the murder of False Dmitri I. His rule coincided with the Time of Troubles. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vasili IV of Russia has received more than 673,488 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Vasili IV of Russia is the 1,158th most popular politician (down from 762nd in 2019), the 128th most popular biography from Russia (down from 91st in 2019) and the 49th most popular Russian Politician.

Vasili IV, also known as Vasili I of Russia, was a tsar of Russia from 1606 to 1610. He is most famous for his execution of the False Dmitriy I, a pretender to the Russian throne.

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Among politicians, Vasili IV of Russia ranks 1,158 out of 19,576Before him are Xianfeng Emperor, Tvrtko I of Bosnia, Muawiya II, Anna Jagiellon, Anna of Austria, Queen of Spain, and Mohamed Morsi. After him are Henry the Lion, Vasili III of Russia, Christian III of Denmark, Napoléon, Prince Imperial, Takeda Shingen, and David Lloyd George.

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Among people born in 1552, Vasili IV of Russia ranks 5Before him are Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor, Pope Paul V, Boris Godunov, and Matteo Ricci. After him are Hans von Aachen, Lavinia Fontana, Seonjo of Joseon, Jost Bürgi, Edmund Spenser, Dom Justo Takayama, and Petrus Plancius. Among people deceased in 1612, Vasili IV of Russia ranks 3Before him are Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor, and Sasaki Kojirō. After him are Giovanni Gabrieli, Federico Barocci, Christopher Clavius, Vincenzo Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua, Anne Catherine of Brandenburg, Karin Månsdotter, Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales, Hans Leo Hassler, and Francesco IV Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua.

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Among people born in Russia, Vasili IV of Russia ranks 128 out of 3,761Before him are Mikhail Sholokhov (1905), False Dmitry I (1581), Joseph Brodsky (1940), Mikhail Lermontov (1814), Mikhail Botvinnik (1911), and Anatoly Karpov (1951). After him are Vasili III of Russia (1479), Nikolai Yezhov (1895), Sergei Yesenin (1895), Valery Legasov (1936), Alexei Rykov (1881), and Anna Pavlovna of Russia (1795).


Among politicians born in Russia, Vasili IV of Russia ranks 49Before him are Alexander Kolchak (1874), Dzhokhar Dudayev (1944), Ivan V of Russia (1666), Sergey Kirov (1886), Feodor III of Russia (1661), and False Dmitry I (1581). After him are Vasili III of Russia (1479), Nikolai Yezhov (1895), Alexei Rykov (1881), Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia (1897), Walther Funk (1890), and Sergey Shoygu (1955).