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Ivan IV

noun
("Ivan the Terrible") 1530–84, first czar of Russia 1547–84.
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Ivan IV
 
n
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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