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Go·du·nov(go͝od′n-ôf′, gŏd′-, gə-do͞o-nôf′), Boris Fyodorovich 1551?-1605.
Czar of Russia (1598-1605) who became regent for Fyodor I (1557-1598) on the death of Ivan IV (1584) and was chosen czar on Fyodor's death. His reign was marked by the colonization of Siberia and the reclamation of land in Sweden.
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Godunov(ˈɡɒdəˌnɒf; ˈɡʊd-; Russian ɡəduˈnɔf)
(Biography) Boris Fyodorovich (baˈris ˈfjɔdərəvitʃ). ?1551–1605, Russian regent (1584–98) and tsar (1598–1605)
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Go•du•nov(ˈgɒd nˌɔf, -ˌɒf, ˈgʊd-)
Boris Fedorovich, 1552–1605, czar of Russia 1598–1605.
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