Aug 25, 1530
BirthOn this date, Ivan IV Vasilyevich was born in Moscow, Russia. His father was Vasily III and his mother was Elena Glinskaia. His mother dies when he was 8 and his father died when he was 3. This event is signifigant because at such a young age his parents died which had an affect on Ivan's raging personality.
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Period: Aug 25, 1530 to
Ivan the TerribleBorn in 1530 and died in 1584. Ivan the Terrible was the first Czar of Russia.
Dec 9, 1532
Wolrd Event 1Ottoman forces of Suleiman II invade Hungary. Carinthia and Croatia defend against the attackers. This event is important because many troops were lost in the failed attack by Ottoman forces.
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Sep 3, 1533
Prince of MoscowIvan IV was introduced to the throne at the age of 3 years old. This is because his father, Vasily III, died in 1533 as the Prince of Moscow so then Ivan began his reign then. This event is important because at the age of 3, you can barely do any actions by yourself, yet Ivan is not the leader of Moscow.
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Sep 30, 1546
World Event 2Englands population grows drastically to about 4,000,000. Many of the Queen's people are starving because of bad harvests. This event is signifigant because Englands people need food, and without it in the country, people will leave England.
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Mar 28, 1547
The First Czar of RussiaIn 1547, Ivan was 17 years old and is ascending the throne. He became the first ever czar of Russia. This event is signifigant because he will be the first to ever have power throughout all Russia. People liked him because he has been creating a centrally controlled area.
Nov 9, 1550
The First National Assembly of RussiaIn this time period, Ivan IV announced a new code of laws and also a new system for justice called the Sudebnik. This led the central Moscow government to become more professional because of labor and responsibilites. This was important because this let criminal acts to be clearly defined and had the judges share their ideas with locals to
prevent corrupt judgement.
Mar 9, 1553
IllnessIvan IV ws reported ill in 1553 in Moscow. This was followed by and accidental drowning of his 6 month year old son. These events were important because they formed Ivan's angry personality.
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Jul 23, 1554
Conquering Kazan and AstrakhanStarting at 1552, Ivan led his troops to Kazan and took over the Tartar stronghold and they waited for them to surrender. Later, in 1554 they took over Astrakhan. These war victories are important because they extended the Russian nation south and east. This also added about 1,000,000 kilometers to Ivan's realm.
Jan 24, 1556
World Event 3China experiences the wrost earthquake in history in 1556. This earthquake rocks Chinas Shanxi province. This event is important because tis is the largest earthquake to date. Also this earthquake killed about 830,000 people.
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Apr 3, 1556
Applying ControlIn 1556, Ivan applied control over all Boyars and Princes of Muscovy who still had private lands. He made them and their slaves to go into the cavalry. This event is important because the Russian nobility's indepedence was taken away from this act. Also, the peasents were turned into serfs through this system. Source: (Academic.mu.edu)
Oct 8, 1560
World Event 4A smallpox disease is spreading in Portugal's Brazilian colony. This increases the need of sugar cane so the colony needs African slaves. This is important because the disease is causing higher imports of slaves that cost a lot.
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Oct 11, 1564
Dssapeared from MoscowIn 1564, the Czar of Russia left Moscow with most of his valuables. He went to a fortified town called Aleksandrovsk. He had little communication witn Moscow. This is important becase, Ivan left his country, Russia, uncontrolled for a period of time. Also, during this time, Ivan threatened to abandon Russia. Source: (academic.mu.edu)
May 14, 1570
MassacreIn this year, Ivan killed around 60,000 citezens from Novgorod with his Oprichniki. In this same year, there was public executions in Moscow. This event is signifigant because in both cities, there were massacres which depopulated areas surrounding Moscow. Source: (academic.mu.edu)
Nov 2, 1570
World Event 5On this date, a North Sea tidal wave destroys the seawalls of the Lowlands to Jutland. Floods are happening very quickly around the shores of the land. This is important because this tidal wave killed more than 1,000 people.
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Aug 12, 1581
World Event 6On this date Francois of Valois, (the brother of France's Henri III) is named King of Netherlands by Willem the Silent. One of Francois's goals was to regain Antwerp from the Spanish. This is important because the reign lasts for 17 years and Netherlands improves.
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DeathIvan the Terrible died in 1584 in Moscow. People believed that his stress, anger and uncontrollable outrages may have led to his death. His death was an important event because the people now could get a more calm and peaceful ruler to rule Russia. Source: (Biography.com)