Events for Sunday 16th January 2022

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Ivan "The Terrible" crowned Tsar at age 16

16th January 1547

Ivan IV oversaw numerous changes in the transition of Russia from a mere local medieval nation state to a small empire and emerging regional power, becoming the first Tsar of a new more powerful nation, acknowledged as "Tsar of All Russia" from 1547.

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Ivan the Terrible
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by Alexander Filjushkin

Ivan was also the first Russian ruler to invade Europe, and his Campaigns against the Livonian Confederation were initially very successful. In 1558, Russian soldiers occupied Dorpat and Narva, and laid siege to Reval, creating vital trade routes over the Baltic Sea. At the Battle of Ergema the Russians defeated… Read more...

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