Ivan the Terrible

  • Aug 25, 1530

    Birth

    Birth
    Ivan the Terrible was born on August 25th 1530 to Basil III and Elena Glinskaya. Ivan IV's parents would play a major role in the way that he ruled. This was significant since he was born into a powerful family which gave him an easy path to the throne. Ivan would later come to power after the death of his parents later on in his life. (Thomas 153)
  • 1533

    Death of Basil III

    Death of Basil III
    Ivan IV's father passed away when Ivan the Terrible was just 3 years old. Ivan the Terrible was not yet old enough to rule so his mother, Elena Glinskaya ruled as regnant until her death when Ivan the Terrible was just 8 years old. This was significant because it contributed to Ivan the Terrible's rise to power since he was the heir to the throne and changed the way that he would rule. In addition, it changed the path in which he would get to the throne (Biography.com)
  • Dec 4, 1533

    Ivan IV becomes the Grand Prince of Moscow

    Ivan IV becomes the Grand Prince of Moscow
    Immediately following the death of his father, Basil III, Ivan the terrible was crowned the Grand Prince of Moscow. However, since he was too young to rule, his mother ruled in his name. This event was significant because Ivan IV had power in Russia from a very young age although he was not able to use it immediately. In addition it was significant because it solidified a path to the throne for Ivan IV since he was the heir to the throne after his father died.
    (Anderyev).
  • 1534

    Church of England is founded

    Church of England is founded
    In 1534, the Church of England was founded. The church of England was founded by King Henry VIII. This event was significant because the ideas of the church would be enforced upon the citizens of Europe which meant that the church had power over the common person. The church of England was also the reason that a group of people seeking religious freedom called the pilgrims left Europe (History of the World in 1,000 objects, page 429).
  • 1534

    St.Lawrence river discovered

    St.Lawrence river discovered
    In the year 1534, the St.Lawrence river was discovered by the French Explorer Jacques Cartier. Cartier was in search of a western passage to Asia. This event was significant because it enabled trade and was a major discovery in North America. The river's discovery was also significant because it proved that there was no western to passage to Asia in North America. (History of the world in 1,000 objects page 429)
  • 1536

    England and Wales united

    England and Wales united
    In 1536, Britain and Wales were officially united. This is significant because Wales and England are still a part of Great Britain today. This was done through the act of union which granted permission for the two nations to unite. The unification also allowed Britain to expand its territory and become an even greater global power. (History of the World in 1,000 Objects page 429).
  • 1538

    Death of Elena Glinskaya

    Death of Elena Glinskaya
    Ivan IV's mother passed away when Ivan was 8 years old. His mother had been ruling in the name of Ivan the terrible prior to her death. This was 5 years after the death of his father. Ivan IV developed a hatred towards the Boyars as he felt that they were responsible for the death of his mother. This would play a very significant role in the way he ruled because of the rising hatred towards boyars(Biography.com).This hatred led to Ivan the Terrible restricting the power of the boyars(Parker 250)
  • 1547

    Married Anastasia Romanova

    Married Anastasia Romanova
    On 1547, Ivan the Terrible married Anastasia Romanova. This was his first wife.This was significant because he married a member of of the Romanova family which was very powerful at the time. Ivan the terrible would later become very depressed after her death which would severely influence the his actions and the way that he ruled. (Biography.com).
  • Jan 16, 1547

    Ivan IV crowned the first tsar of Russia

    Ivan IV crowned the first tsar of Russia
    Ivan the Terrible was crowned the first Tsar of Russia in the year 1547. This led to the heights and downfalls of his reign. Ivan IV also earned his nickname "Ivan The Terrible" during his reign. This was the first time that a Tsar had been crowned in Russia. In addition, this was significant because it was the height of Ivan the Terrible's power.(Thomas 153)
  • 1555

    Peace of Augsburg

    Peace of Augsburg
    In 1555, The Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, Charles V gave German Princes the right to pick between Lutheran Protestantism or Catholicism. These rules also allow Princes to impose either of these religions on their people. This event gave power to princes and other ruling families as their religion decided the religion of their entire nation. (History of the World in 1,000 objects page 430)
  • 1560

    Death of Anastasia Romanovna

    Death of Anastasia Romanovna
    Anastasia Romanovna died during the year 1547. This is significant because it sent Ivan the Terrible into a deep depression which reflected in the rule of Ivan the Terrible as he entered a reign of terror during which he launched a secret police force to break apart and dismantle Boyar families (Biography.com).
  • 1564

    Reign of Terror

    Reign of Terror
    After the death of Ivan IV's first wife, he conducted a reign of terror which consisted of him tearing down Boyar families. During this period in time he killed his son and created the secret Russian police force that would tear apart Boyar families. This is significant because it shows how Ivan the terrible reacted after facing the death of his wife and how he reacted from death in general. (Andreyev).
  • 1565

    Spain claims the Philippines

    Spain claims the Philippines
    In 1565, the Spanish colonization of the Philippines began (History of the world in 1,000 objects page 430). However, the Philippines gained their independence late on June 12th 1898. The event is still significant however as the spanish culture had influenced the Philippines greatly and there is still aspects of Spanish Culture in the Philippines today. (keepincalender.com)
  • 1576

    Mughals capture Bengal

    Mughals capture Bengal
    In the year 1576, Mughal forces of Emperor Akbar captured Bengal, which was the richest province in India. This event was significant because this allowed India to expand its territory although it did not gain its independence until the year 1947 (The history of the world in 1,000 objects page 431).
  • 1580

    Ivan the Terrible kills his son

    Ivan  the Terrible kills his son
    Ivan the terrible killed his own son, Ivan, in a fit of rage in 1580. This was following the the death of his first wife which sent him into a deep depression. This is significant because he killed his on;y heir. This would change the way that Russia was ruled as he murdered his own son. This also shows the reign of terror as Ivan the Terrible became very depressed and violent after the death of his wife (Andreyev).
  • Ivan the Terrible's death

    Ivan the Terrible's death
    On March 18th 1584, Ivan IV's life came to an end. Ivan the terrible was mostly known for the bad he did more than anything else.Ivan the Terrible legacy was continued by Peter the Great as he tried to move Russia into Europe.Ivan the Terrible had impacted Russia and other nations in many different ways by the time of his death. Ivan the Terrible will always be remembered as the first Tsar of Russia (Andreyev).