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the Tsar of Russia from 10 June 1605 until his death on 17 May 1606 under the name of Dimitriy Ivanovich. According to historian Chester L. Dunning, Dmitriy was "the only Tsar ever raised to the throne by means of a military campaign and popular uprisings". He was the first, and most successful, of three "impostors", samozvanets) who claimed during the Time of Troubles to be the youngest son of Ivan the Terrible, tsarevich Dmitriy Ivanovich, who had supposedly escaped a 1591 assassination attempt. It is generally believed that the real Dmitriy died in Uglich, and that this Dmitriy's name was actually Grigoriy Otrepyev, although this is far from certain.
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01/21/1604-Tsar Ivan IV Vasilyevich defeats False Dmitriy I, who claims to be the true tsar 
07/21/1605-False Dmitriy I crowned Russian tsar
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