Ivan IV


noun

Ivan the Terrible, 1530–84, first czar of Russia 1547–84.

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Ivan IV

noun

known as Ivan the Terrible. 1530–84, grand duke of Muscovy (1533–47) and first tsar of Russia (1547–84). He conquered Kazan (1552), Astrakhan (1556), and Siberia (1581), but was defeated by Poland in the Livonian War (1558–82) after which his rule became increasingly oppressive
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