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Family Sheet

Name: Tsar Ivan Iii Basilivich Of Russia Note Born: Married: Died: Father: Basil Iv Basilivich Moskva Mother: Unknown
Name: Zoe (sophya) Great Pr Of Russia Note Born: Died:
Name: Elena Ivanovna Princess Of Moscow Born: (suppressed / living) Died: Husband: King Aleksander Of Poland
Name: Ivan Tsar Of Russia Born: Died: 1490
Name: Tsar Of Russia Basil Vi Ivanovich Born: Died: 1533
Name: Tsarina Eodokia Of Russia Born: Died: Husband: Tsarevich Kudaykul-pyotr Of Kazan
1). royalty.ged 57. The Augustan. Ivan III Basilivich the Great 1462 1505 . One of Muscovy s greatest rulers, he destroyed most of his enemies. Novgorod was neutralized in 1471 and annexed in 1478. Tver was annexed in 1485. In 1472, Ivan married Zoe Sophia , niece of Constantine XIII, last Emperor of Byzantium. In the same year, he crowned Zoe as Great Princess. The political implications of the marriage soon became apparent. It was bruited about thjat when Rome fell, it was replaced by Constantinople the Second Rome . Now Constantinople had fallen 1453 and there is now a third Rome Moskva. During the early part of Ivan s reign, he had been called Tsar a Russian corruption of Caesar as a token of respect by his own subjects. This was probably done with Basil IV, as well, if not with Basil III. By 1480, however, the title was being used in Russia s international correspondence, and by 1494 it had been recognized by the international community. Thus the ruler f Russia takes on his modern title,although for some time it often appears as Tsar and Great Prince . After 1721, the title Emperor is also used, and later, that of Autocrat . A few words must be said at this point about Russian society. The social structure of the Muscovite state is important to the history of the last of the Rurikids 58 60 . Below the jTsar is the nobility, the jBoyare. There are two kinds, hereditry and service. The hereditary boyare are of the old Muscovite nobility or are the old indep endent Princes Knyaz, Prince whose states have been absorbed by Moskva. The estate votchina of such a Prince is hereditary, and in many cases is divided amoung allhis sons. The service nobility, the dvorianstuo, hold and estate pomestache only by virtue of state service. It is the policy of the Tsars to replace the former with the latter. There is also a class of artisans and merchants in Russia, but very little is known about them, as about townsmen generally. The term goat is applied to a merchant, or to some merchants, but the meaning of the term is not clear until the 17th Century, when it comes to mean a particular type and class of merchant. In this area, as in all others, the tenency of Muscovy is to create more and more regimented and rigid class structures, so that all the subject of the jCrown are totaly dependent upon it fortheir position in life. This will be achieved by the Romanovs.
2).  royalty.ged  The Augustan.  Niece of Byzantine Emperor Constantine XIII.


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