Today in History - March 28th. 1584 - Ivan the Terrible of Russia

Ivan Vasilyevich was born on August 25th. 1530 in Kolomenskoye (Russia).

Ivan the Terrible
Source picture: Wikipedia

His parents were Vasili III (see my Today in History of March 25th.) and
Elena Glinskaya.


1533: he became Grand Prince of Moscow (after his fathers death).
1547: he was crowned as Tsar of all Russias.

Ivan married several times and had some children. 

In 1581, Ivan hit his second son, who called Ivan too, to death. 
Tsar Ivan would grieve this incident till his own death.

He died on March 28th. 1584 in Moscow.
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