Ivan III Vasilyevich (Russian: Иван III Васильевич; 22 January 1440, Moscow – 27 October 1505, Moscow), also known as Ivan the Great, was a Grand Prince of Moscow and Grand Prince of all Rus'. Ivan served as the co-ruler and regent for his blind father Vasily II from the mid-1450s before he officially ascended the throne in 1462.
Ivan III, Russian in full Ivan Vasilyevich, byname Ivan the Great, Russian Ivan Veliky, (born Jan. 22, 1440, Moscow—died Oct. 27, 1505, Moscow), grand prince of Moscow (1462–1505), who subdued most of the Great Russian lands by conquest or by the voluntary allegiance of princes, rewon parts of Ukraine from Poland–Lithuania, and repudiated the old subservience to the Mongol-derived Tatars.
Ivan III of Russia, also known as Ivan the Great, was a Grand Prince of Moscow who reigned from April 1462 to October 1505 and assumed the title of Grand Prince of all Rus' following the annexation of Tver. His most significant achievement was the gathering of the Russian lands.
Ivan III Vasilyevich (Russian: Иван III Васильевич) (22 January 1440, Moscow – 27 October 1505, Moscow), also known as Ivan the Great, was a Grand Prince of Moscow and "Grand Prince of all Rus" (Великий князь всея Руси).
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Ivan III Vasilevich(Иван III Васильевич)(January 22, 1440 – October 27, 1505), also known as Ivan the Great,was a grand duke of Muscovy who was the first to adopt the more pretentious title of "Grand Duke of all the Russias."
Ivan III of Russia "Ivan III" redirects here. For other uses, see Ivan III (disambiguation). Ivan III (The Great) Portrait from the 17th-century Titulyarnik.
Ivan III (1440-1505), called Ivan the Great, was grand duke of Moscow from 1462 to 1505. He completed the unification of Russian lands, and his reign marks the beginning of Muscovite Russia. Born on Jan. 22, 1440, in Moscow, Ivan was the oldest son of Basil II. He was married when he was 12 years old to Princess Maria of Tver.
spoke of "Holy Russia" and described Moscow as the "Third Rome." Ivan III saw himself as the heir of Rome's emperors – the word tsar (czar) being derived from the word Caesar. Ivan III saw Eastern Orthodox Christianity as the All the Catholic kings in the West, he believed, were heretics.
Emperor of Russia Ivan was born on 23 August 1740 at Saint Petersburg, the eldest child of Duke Anthony Ulrich of Brunswick-Lüneburg by his wife, Duchess Anna Leopoldovna of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, the only niece of the childless Empress Anna of Russia, and the only granddaughter of Tsar Ivan V.
History has a lot of cold cases, even among the nobles, and one of the biggest unsolved mysteries in royal history involves the death of Russia's Peter III, who, only six months after becoming emperor, was overthrown in a military coup led by his wife, the Empress Consort Catherine.