Ivan IV

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Ivan IV

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(Biography) 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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In 1547, Ivan IV of Russia (popularly known as "Ivan the Terrible'') was crowned Czar.
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The church was built on the order of Ivan IV of Russia to mark the capture of Kazan and Astrakhan.