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Tsars of Russia

Russian royal family (1613–1917) Click to show or hide the answer

–1505 Ivan the Great – Grand Duke of Muscovy from 1462, used the title Tsar Click to show or hide the answer
1544–1584 Crowned first Tsar of Russia, 1547 (grandson of the above) Click to show or hide the answer
1584–1598 Son of Ivan the Terrible Click to show or hide the answer
1598–1605 Chosen as regent by Ivan the Terrible during the reign of Ivan's feeble–minded son Fyodor; seized the throne and ruled in his own right following Fyodor's death without issue; subject of a play by Pushkin and an opera by Mussorgsky Click to show or hide the answer
1605 Son of Boris Godunov: ruled for 79 days (aged 16) following Boris' death, but was foully murdered Click to show or hide the answer
1605–1616 Claimed to be the youngest son of Ivan the Terrible Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
1606–1610 Boyar (high–ranking nobleman) who had reported that Dmitry's death was suicide; later changed his story to support "False Dmitry" Click to show or hide the answer
c1598–1612 Period when the tsardom was in dispute following the (disputed) murder of Dmitry Click to show or hide the answer
1613–1645 Great-nephew of Ivan the Terrible, elected Tsar by a national assembly, 1613; founder of the Romanov dynasty Click to show or hide the answer
1645–1676 Son of Mikhail I (Michael Romanov) Click to show or hide the answer
1676–1682 Eldest son of Alexis, and half brother of Peter the Great Click to show or hide the answer
1682–1696 Full brother of Fyodor and half brother of Peter, ruled jointly with Peter until his death in 1696 Click to show or hide the answer
1682–1725 Proclaimed Emperor of All Russia, 1721; founded St. Petersburg and made it his capital Click to show or hide the answer
1724–1727 Mistress and wife of Peter the Great Click to show or hide the answer
1727–1730 Son of Peter the Great Click to show or hide the answer
1730–1741 Nephew of Peter the Great Click to show or hide the answer
1741–1762 Daughter of Peter the Great Click to show or hide the answer
1762 Son of Peter the Great's daughter Anne; adopted by Elizabeth; probably murdered by Alexius Orlov, lover of his wife Catherine II (the Great) Click to show or hide the answer
1762–1796 German princess, married Peter (III) 1745 Click to show or hide the answer
1796–1801 Son of Catherine the Great – the first Tsar to succeed his or her parent since Feodor III succeeded Alexis I in 1676. Assassinated by a band of dismissed army officers Click to show or hide the answer
1801–1825 Son of Paul I; defeated by Napoleon at Austerlitz, 1805 Click to show or hide the answer
1825–1855 Balkan ambitions led to the Crimean War, 1853–6 Click to show or hide the answer
1855–1881 Known as 'the Liberator' for emancipating serfs, 1861 Click to show or hide the answer
1881–1894 Married the sister of Britain's Queen Alexandra Click to show or hide the answer
1894–1917 Last Tsar of Russia; took Russia into war with Japan 1905, and into World War I Click to show or hide the answer

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