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Ivan the Terrible

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Ivan the Terrible

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Ivan IV presided over a rapidly growing Russian empire, and in 1547 became the first ruler to be crowned Czar. Prone to instability, he often quarreled with the noble boyar class and accidentally killed his own son and heir in a violent outburst.

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