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 between 1606 and 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 489,169 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Vasili IV of Russia is the 918th most popular politician (up from 1,435th in 2019), the 109th most popular biography from Russia (up from 158th in 2019) and the 43rd 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 918 out of 15,710Before him are Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria, Rehoboam, Lysimachus, Galla Placidia, Ptolemy XII Auletes, and Alfonso XII of Spain. After him are Bashar al-Assad, Haakon VII of Norway, Amenhotep I, Andrei Gromyko, Augustus III of Poland, and Feodor III of Russia.

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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 Seonjo of Joseon, Lavinia Fontana, Edmund Spenser, Hans von Aachen, Jost Bürgi, Henri, Prince of Condé, and Petrus Plancius. Among people deceased in 1612, Vasili IV of Russia ranks 2Before him is Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor. After him are Giovanni Gabrieli, Sasaki Kojirō, Christopher Clavius, Vincenzo Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua, Federico Barocci, Anne Catherine of Brandenburg, Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales, Karin Månsdotter, Hans Leo Hassler, and Francesco IV Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua.

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Among people born in Russia, Vasili IV of Russia ranks 109 out of 2,688Before him are Mikhail Lermontov (1814), Shamil, 3rd Imam of Dagestan (1797), Ivan V of Russia (1666), Nadezhda Krupskaya (1869), Sergey Kirov (1886), and Lev Kamenev (1883). After him are Nikolai Vavilov (1887), Feodor III of Russia (1661), Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia (1878), Olga of Kiev (890), Mily Balakirev (1837), and Vasily Chuikov (1900).


Among politicians born in Russia, Vasili IV of Russia ranks 43Before him are Nikolai Bukharin (1888), Shamil, 3rd Imam of Dagestan (1797), Ivan V of Russia (1666), Nadezhda Krupskaya (1869), Sergey Kirov (1886), and Lev Kamenev (1883). After him are Feodor III of Russia (1661), Alexander Kolchak (1874), Vasili III of Russia (1479), Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia (1897), Tokhtamysh (1342), and False Dmitry I (1581).