Feodor I

Feodor I

(Feodor Ivanovich) (fyô`dər, ēvä`nəvĭch), 1557–98, czar of Russia (1584–98), son of Ivan IVIvan IV
or Ivan the Terrible,
1530–84, grand duke of Moscow (1533–84), the first Russian ruler to assume formally the title of czar. Early Reign

Ivan succeeded his father Vasily III, who died in 1533, under the regency of his mother.
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 (Ivan the Terrible). Weak and incompetent, he left the government in the hands of his brother-in-law, Boris GodunovGodunov, Boris
, c.1551–1605, czar of Russia (1598–1605). A favorite of Ivan IV (Ivan the Terrible), he helped organize Ivan's social and administrative system.
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, who became czar after Feodor's death.
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