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Definition

Tsar (also czar) is a Slavic term derived from the Latin caesar. Ivan III (Ivan the Great) (r. 1462-1505) was the first Russian ruler to begin using the title of tsar during his reign instead of the title Grand Prince of Moscow. His grandson, Ivan IV (Ivan the Terrible) (r. 1547-1584), was the first Russian ruler formally crowned as tsar.

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  • 1547
    Ivan IV of Russia is crowned as tsar.
  • 1547 - 1584
    Reign of Ivan the Terrible.
  • 1547 - 1721
    The title of tsar is used in Russia.
  • 1584 - 1598
    Reign of Feodor I of Russia.
  • 1598 - 1605
    Reign of Boris Godunov.
  • 1605
    Reign of Feodor II of Russia.
  • 1605 - 1606
    Reign of False Dmitry I of Russia.
  • 1606 - 1610
    Reign of Vasili IV of Russia.
  • 1613 - 1645
    Reign of Michael I of Russia.
  • 1645 - 1676
    Reign of Alexis of Russia.
  • 1676 - 1682
    Reign of Feodor III of Russia.
  • 6 Jul 1682
    The joint coronation of Peter the Great and Tsar Ivan.
  • 1696
    Tsar Ivan dies leaving Peter the sole ruler of Russia.
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