1530, Aug 251584, Mar 18
the Grand Prince of Moscow from 1533 to 1547, then "Tsar of All the Russias" until his death in 1584. The last title was used by all his successors. During his reign, Russia conquered the Khanates of Kazan, Astrakhan and Sibir, becoming a multiethnic and multicontinental state spanning approximately 4,050,000 km2 (1,560,000 sq mi). Ivan exercised autocratic control over Russia's hereditary nobility and developed a bureaucracy to administer his new territories. He transformed Russia from a medieval state into an empire, though at immense cost to its people, and its broader, long-term economy.
 Timeline (9)
01/16/1547- Ivan the Terrible (17) crowns himself first tsar of Moscow 
02/03/1547-Russian czar Ivan the Terrible (age 17) marries Anastasia Romanovna
10/29/1552-Czar Ivan the Terrible escapes back to Moscow after battle 
04/04/1558-Czar Ivan the Terrible gives parts of North-Russia to fur traders 
12/23/1569-St. Philip of Moscow strangled on orders of Ivan the Terrible
01/02/1570-Tsar Ivan the Terrible march to Novgorod begins 
01/09/1570-Tsar Ivan the Terrible kills 1000-2000 residents of Novgorod
05/10/1570-Czar Ivan the Terrible becomes Protestant 
01/21/1604-Tsar Ivan the Terrible defeats False Dmitry I, who claims to be the true tsar 
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