Ivan The Terrible


     Candice Ivan IV, Tsar of Russia is better known as Ivan the terrible. In the
following paragraphs I will depict major events in his life and the role he
played in Russia. I will also exhibit the many positive things that he did. As
well as the negative things that he did to Russian society during his reign of
thirty-seven years. I will debate the fact that Ivan IV was nick named Ivan the
terrible.
     Ivan

IV, Tsar of Russia is better known as Ivan the terrible. In the following
paragraphs I will depict major events in his life and the role he played in

Russia. I will also exhibit the many positive things that he did. As well as the
negative things that he did to Russian society during his reign of thirty-seven
years. I will debate the fact that Ivan IV was nick named Ivan the terrible.

Ivan IV was born on August 25, 1530, in Moscow. He was the son of Vasily III,
the grand duke of Moscow, who died when Ivan was just three years old. His
mother Yelena Glinskaya who was from a leading noble family established a
regency, which soon became nothing but corruption and wild violence as rival
families feuded the dominance of the Ginskaya family. After Yelena Glinkaya died
in 1538 the misrule continued after that. Ivan was crowned in 1547, but not as
grand duke but as a tsar. In the same year he married Anastasia Romonov.

Anastasia died on 1560, and Ivan remarried many times. Ivan died March 18,1584.

Ivan IV made many positive attributes. From the year 1547-1560 are considered to
be the really productive period of Ivanís reign. During this period Ivan
appointed an advisory council. Ivan also founded a national assembly in 1549,
and enacted reforms in the local government . He also drew up a new law code in

1550. He also regulated the responsibilities and jobs of the aristocracy.

Expansion of Russia eastward also started during this period. And finally
trading began with the English, Dutch, and the French. Ivan IV made many
negative attributes as well. In 1560 when Anastasia died marked the end of

Ivanís productive period. Ivan IV was increasingly powerful and he turned
against his advisors, because he was convinced that they had caused her death,
backed by rival Nobel families. Ivan threatened to abdicate unless the nobles
were punished. Ivan left Moscow in 1564, and settled in a village called

Aleksandrovsk. The confused people of Moscow begged Ivan to return . Ivan
eventually returned to Moscow under two conditions. First, he had to have the
right to punish traitors, executing them necessary and keeping their stuff.

Secondly, he had a political and territorial subdivision called "the oprichnia"
was to be established, and managed completely under the tsar. Ivan IV also known
as Ivan the terrible. Ivan the terrible led a very eventful life. Ivan had many
negative attributes. As well as positive attributes. If you put things in
perspective all of these things balance off. So was Ivan IV really terrible?,
you be the judge.