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Vasili IV of Russia

1552 - 1612

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Vasili IV Shuisky (Russian: Василий IV Иванович Шуйский, Vasiliy IV Ivanovich Shuyskiy, c. 1552 – 12 September 1612) was Tsar of 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 578,292 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Vasili IV of Russia is the 769th most popular politician (up from 917th in 2019), the 91st most popular biography from Russia (up from 109th in 2019) and the 36th 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 769 out of 15,577Before him are Conrad II, Holy Roman Emperor, William I of the Netherlands, Geta, Otto III, Holy Roman Emperor, Alexandra of Denmark, and Antiochus III the Great. After him are Merovech, Queen Seondeok of Silla, Mary of Hungary, Felix Dzerzhinsky, Zubayr ibn al-Awam, and Roger II of Sicily.

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Among people born in 1552, Vasili IV of Russia ranks 4Before him are Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor, Boris Godunov, and Pope Paul V. After him are Matteo Ricci, Seonjo of Joseon, Lavinia Fontana, Hans von Aachen, Henri, Prince of Condé, Jost Bürgi, Edmund Spenser, 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, Christopher Clavius, Vincenzo Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua, Federico Barocci, Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales, Karin Månsdotter, Anne Catherine of Brandenburg, Francesco IV Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua, and Jodocus Hondius.

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Among people born in Russia, Vasili IV of Russia ranks 91 out of 3,262Before him are Alexander Borodin (1833), Alexis of Russia (1629), Mikhail Kalinin (1875), Ivan Konev (1897), Andrei Rublev (1360), and Mikhail Tukhachevsky (1893). After him are Alexander Suvorov (1730), Alexandra Kollontai (1872), Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia (1878), Feodor III of Russia (1661), Alexander Kerensky (1881), and Konstantin Rokossovsky (1896).


Among politicians born in Russia, Vasili IV of Russia ranks 36Before him are Frederick I of Prussia (1657), Yaroslav the Wise (978), Ivan III of Russia (1440), Grigory Potemkin (1739), Michael of Russia (1596), and Alexis of Russia (1629). After him are Feodor III of Russia (1661), Alexander Kerensky (1881), Nikolai Yezhov (1895), Shamil, 3rd Imam of Dagestan (1797), Sergey Kirov (1886), and Ivan VI of Russia (1740).