Russian History

Historical Events

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  • 0911-09-02 Viking-monarch Oleg of Kiev-Russia signs treaty with Byzantines
  • 0990-01-01 Russia adopts Julian calendar
  • 1238-02-07 The Mongols burn the Russian city of Vladimir
  • 1238-03-04 Battle of the Sit River: Mongol forces of Batu Khan overcome Russians under Yuri II of Vladimir-Suzdal near Yaroslavl in Russia, ending Russian resistance
  • 1323-08-12 Treaty of Nöteborg between Sweden and Novgorod (Russia) regulates the border for the first time
  • 1326-06-03 Treaty of Novgorod delineates borders between Russia and Norway in Finnmark.
  • 1399-08-05 Battle at Worskla: Tataren beat Russians & Litouwers
  • 1514-09-08 Battle of Orsha: Polish/Lithuania army defeat the Russian army
  • 1557-02-27 1st Russian Embassy arrives in London
  • 1558-04-04 Tsar Ivan IV gives parts of North-Russia to fur traders
  • 1563-02-15 Russian troops occupy Polotsk Lithuania
  • 1579-07-08 Our Lady of Kazan, a holy icon of the Russian Orthodox Church, was discovered underground in the city of Kazan, Tatarstan
  • 1582-01-15 Russia cedes Livonia & Estonia to Poland, loses access to Baltic
  • 1589-01-26 Job is elected as Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia
  • 1598-01-07 Boris Godunov seizes Russian throne on death of Feodor I
  • 1598-02-17 Boris Godunov chosen as Tsar of Russia
  • 1605-06-10 False Dimitri I, an impostor, crowned Russian tsar (rules 1605-1606)
  • 1606-05-16 2,000 foreigners murdered in Russia
  • 1608-06-01 Valse Dimitri forms his 2nd Russian anti-government

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1610-07-04 Battle of Klushino: King Sigismund III's Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth army beats Russia and Sweden

  • 1610-08-27 Polish King Wladyslaw crowned king of Russia
  • 1612-11-01 (22 October O.S.) Time of Troubles in Russia: Moscow, Kitai-gorod, is captured by Russian troops under command of Dmitry Pozharsky
  • 1613-02-07 Michail Romanov (aged 16) becomes Tsar of Russia
  • 1613-02-21 Michael Romanov, son of Patriarch of Moscow, elected first Russian Tsar of the house of Romanov
  • 1617-03-09 Sweden & Russia sign Peace of Stolbowa
  • 1618-12-11 Russia & Poland signs Peace treaty of Dailino
  • 1634-02-19 Battle of Smolensk: King Wladyslaw IV of Poland beats Russians [NS=Mar 1]
  • 1634-03-01 Battle at Smolensk: Polish King Wladyslaw IV beats Russians
  • 1634-06-14 Russia & Poland sign Peace treaty of Polianov
  • 1642-03-27 The sixth Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Joseph takes office.
  • 1645-07-13 Aleksei Romanov succeeds his father Michael as Tsar of Russia
  • 1649-06-01 Russian Tsar Alexis throws English merchants out of Moscow
  • 1652-07-25 Nikita Minin becomes patriarch of Russian Orthodox Church
  • 1653-10-01 Russian parliament accepts annexation of Ukraine
  • 1654-09-16 Russian troops occupy Smolensk on Poland
  • 1655-07-31 Russo-Polish War (1654-1667): the Russian army enters the capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, Vilnius, which it holds for six years.
  • 1656-10-24 Treaty of Vilnius: Russia & Poland sign anti-Swedish covenant
  • 1656-11-03 Treaty of Vilnius Russia/Poland sign anti-Swedish covenant [NS]
  • 1659-06-29 The Russians, led by Prince Trubetskoy are defeated by the Ukrainian armies of Ivan Vyhovsky in the Battle of Konotop.
  • 1661-06-21 Treaty of Kardis: Russia & Sweden sign peace treaty
  • 1667-01-03 Resistance of Androsovo in Russia-Poland
  • 1667-01-20 Treaty of Andrussovo ends 13 year war between Poland & Russia
  • 1667-01-30 Treaty/Truce of Andrusovo signed between Tsardom of Russia & Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth
  • 1667-02-09 Treaty of Andrussovo: Russia and Poland signs peace treaty
  • 1670-10-01 -4] Battle at Simbirsk a/d Wolga: Russian army beats Boers
  • 1671-04-14 Cossacks capture Russian peasant leader Stenka Razin
  • 1675-08-06 Russian Tsar Alexis bans foreign hair styles to those below the nobility
  • 1676-01-29 Feodor III succeeds his father and becomes Tsar of Russia
  • 1682-06-29 Sofia names herself regent of Russia
  • 1689-08-27 The Treaty of Nerchinsk is signed by Russia and the Qing empire.
  • 1689-09-08 China & Russia signs Treaty of Nertsjinsk (Nierchul)

  • 1697-03-10 Tsar Peter the Great of Russia begins a tour of Western Europe

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1698-01-07 Russian Tsar Peter the Great departs Netherlands for England

Russian Tsar Peter the Great
Russian Tsar
Peter the Great
  • 1698-08-18 Russian Tsar Peter the Great arrives in Zaandam
  • 1698-09-05 Russian Tsar Peter the Great imposes a tax on beards
  • 1699-11-22 Treaty of Preobrasjensku Denmark/Russia/Saksen/Poland divide Sweden
  • 1699-12-20 Russian Tsar Peter the Great ordered Russian New Year changed from Sept 1 to Jan 1
  • 1700-01-01 Russia begins using the Anno Domini era and no longer uses the Anno Mundi era of the Byzantine Empire
  • 1700-02-12 The Great Northern War begins in Northern Europe between Denmark–Norway, Saxony and Russia and the Swedish Empire.
  • 1700-11-19 Battle at Narva: Swedish King Karel XII defeats Russians
  • 1700-11-30 King Charles XII of Sweden defeats Russia at Narva [NS]
  • 1703-05-01 Battle at Rultusk: Swedish army beats Russians
  • 1703-05-27 Saint Petersburg (Leningrad) founded by Russian Tsar Peter the Great
  • 1706-02-13 Battle at Fraustadt: Swedish army beats Russia and Saksen
  • 1708-07-04 Swedish King Karel XII beats Russians
  • 1708-10-09 Great Northern War: Battle at Lesnaya (N.S): Russian army captures Swedish convoy
  • 1709-06-27 Peter the Great of Russia defeats Charles XII of Sweden at the Battle of Poltava.
  • 1709-07-08 Battle of Poltava; Russians defeat Swedes, end of Swedish empire as a major power
  • 1710-01-27 Tsar Peter the Great sets first Russian state budget
  • 1713-07-27 Russia & Turkey sign peace treaty
  • 1714-07-14 Battle of Aland, Russian fleet overpowers larger Swedish fleet
  • 1714-07-27 Battle at Hango (Hangut): Russians beat Swedish fleet
  • 1714-08-07 The Battle of Gangut: the first important victory of the Russian Navy during the Great Northern War against Sweden
  • 1718-06-26 Tsarevich Alexei Petrovich of Russia, Peter the Great's son, mysteriously dies after being sentenced to death by his father for plotting against him.
  • 1720-07-27 The second important victory of the Russian Navy - the Battle of Grengam.
  • 1721-01-25 Tsar Peter the Great ends Russian-orthodox patriarchy
  • 1721-08-30 Russian and Swedish sign Treaty of Nystad, ending North Sea War
  • 1721-10-22 Tsar Peter the Great becomes "All-Russian Imperator"
  • 1722-04-06 Peter the Great, Tsar of Russia, ends tax on men with beards
  • 1722-09-12 Russian troops occupy Baku & Derbent in Persia
  • 1723-06-26 After a lasting siege and bombardment by cannons, Baku surrenders to the Russians.
  • 1724-01-28 The Russian Academy of Sciences founded in St. Petersburg by Peter the Great, and implemented in a Senate decree. Called St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences until 1917.
  • 1724-06-23 Russia & Turkey sign Treaty of Constantinople

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1725-05-21 The Order of St. Alexander Nevsky is instituted in Russia by the empress Catherine I. It would later be discontinued and then reinstated by the Soviet government in 1942 as the Order of Alexander Nevsky.

Key Figure of Medieval Rus Alexander Nevsky
Key Figure of Medieval Rus
Alexander Nevsky
  • 1726-02-08 The Supreme Privy Council is established in Russia
  • 1727-05-07 Jews are expelled from Ukraine by Empress Catherine I of Russia
  • 1727-05-29 Peter II becomes Tsar of Russia aged 11
  • 1727-10-21 Russian & Chinese accord to correct boundaries
  • 1732-01-21 Russia & Persia sign Treaty of Riascha
  • 1734-06-30 Russian army occupies Danzig
  • 1734-12-13 Britain & Russia sign trade agreement
  • 1735-03-10 An agreement between Nadir Shah and Paul I of Russia is signed near Ganja and Russian troops are withdrawn from Baku.
  • 1739-09-23 Russia & Turkey sign Peace of Belgrade
  • 1739-10-03 The Treaty of Nissa is signed by the Ottoman Empire and Russia at the end of the Russian-Turkish War, 1736-1739.
  • 1740-07-11 Jews are expelled from Little Russia by order of Tsarina Anne
  • 1740-10-17 Ivan VI becomes Tsar of Russia
  • 1740-10-28 Ivan VI becomes Tsar of Russia [OS=Oct 17]
  • 1741-08-20 Alaska first sighted by Danish explorer Vitus Bering at head of Russian expedition
  • 1741-12-05 -6] Russian princess Elisabeth Petrovna grabs powers
  • 1741-12-07 Elisabeth Petrovna becomes tsarina of Russia

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 1,197

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1220-05-30 Alexander Nevsky, Prince of Novgorod and Grand Prince of Vladimir, considered the key figure in medieval Rus (1252-63), born in Pereslavl-Zalessky, Vladimir-Suzdal (now Russia) (d. 1263)

Key Figure of Medieval Rus Alexander Nevsky
Key Figure of Medieval Rus
Alexander Nevsky
  • 1314-05-13 Sergius of Radonesh, Russian saint
  • 1326-03-30 Ivan II of Russia, Grand Duke of Muscovy (d. 1359)
  • 1353-07-15 Vladimir the Bold, Russian prince (d. 1410)
  • 1415-03-10 Vasili II of Russia (d. 1462)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1440-01-22 Ivan III, the Great, Grand Prince of Moscow and Russia (1462-1505) who conquered Lithuania, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1505)

Grand Prince of Moscow and Russia Ivan the Great
Grand Prince of Moscow and Russia
Ivan the Great

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1530-08-25 Ivan IV [Ivan the Terrible], 1st tsar of Russia (1533-84), born in Kolomenskoye, Russia (d. 1584)

Russian Tsar Ivan the Terrible
Russian Tsar
Ivan the Terrible
  • 1557-05-31 Feodor I (Fyodor/Theodore Ivanovich), Tsar of Russia (1584-98)
  • 1578-11-01 Dmitry Pozharsky, Russian prince (d. 1642)
  • 1582-10-19 Dmitry Ivanovich [Dmitry of Uglich], Russian Tsarevich and son of Ivan IV "the Terrible" (d. 1591)
  • 1596-06-21 Michael Fjodorovitsj, tsar of Russia (1613-45)/1st Romanov
  • 1605-05-24 Nikon, [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Russian-orthodox church
  • 1621-11-20 Avvakum, Russian priest and writer (d. 1682)
  • 1629-03-09 Tsar Alexis I of Russia (d. 1676)
  • 1629-03-19 Aleksei M Romanov, 1st Romanov tsar of Russia
  • 1629-08-12 Tsar Alexei I of Russia (d. 1676)
  • 1651-09-01 Nataliya Kyrillovna Naryshkina, Tsaritsa of Russia (d. 1694)
  • 1657-09-27 Sophia, regent of Russia (1682-89)
  • 1661-06-09 Tsar Feodor III of Russia (d. 1682)
  • 1666-08-27 Ivan V, co-tsar of Russia (1682-89)
  • 1667-06-18 Ivan Trubetskoy, Russian field marshal (d. 1750)
  • 1669-08-09 Eudoxia Lopukhina, Tsarina of Russia (d. 1731)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1672-06-09 Peter the Great [Pyotr Alexeyevich Romanov],Tsar of Russia (1682-1725), born in Moscow (d. 1725)

Russian Tsar Peter the Great
Russian Tsar
Peter the Great
  • 1684-02-24 Catherine I, Empress of Russia 1725-27, Dorpat, Estonia
  • 1684-04-15 Catherine I, empress of Russia (1725-27)
  • 1686-04-19 Vasily Tatishchev, Russian statesman (d. 1750)
  • 1686-06-09 Andrei Osterman, Russian statesman (d. 1747)
  • 1690-02-28 Aleksei P Romanov, Russian son of Tsar Peter the Great
  • 1690-11-23 Ernst J earl van Biron, Russian duke of Koerland/regent of Ivan VI
  • 1690-11-29 Christian Augustus of Anhalt-Zerbst, father of Catherine II of Russia (d. 1747)
  • 1693-01-28 Anna "Ivanovna", tsarina of Russia (1730-40) (2/7 NS)
  • 1693-02-07 Anna Ivanova Romanova, Empress of Russia (1730-40) [NS]
  • 1696-08-02 Mahmud I, Sultan of Ottoman (Turkey) (1730-54)/fought Austria & Russia
  • 1702-08-20 Stepan F graaf Apraksin, Russian general-fieldmarshal
  • 1703-03-05 Vasily Kirillovich Trediakovsky, Russian poet (d. 1768)

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1709-12-29 Elizabeth of Russia [Elizaveta Petrovna], Empress of Russia (1741-62) and daughter of Peter the Great, born in Kolomenskoye, Moscow, Russia (d. 1762)

Empress of Russia Elizabeth of Russia
Empress of Russia
Elizabeth of Russia
  • 1711-07-22 Georg Wilhelm Richmann, Russian physicist (d. 1753)
  • 1711-11-19 Michail V Lomonosov, Russian scholar/poet
  • 1712-12-11 Francesco Algarotti, Italian earl/encyclopedic (Viaggio in Russia)
  • 1715-10-23 Peter II Aleksejevitsj, Saint Petersburg, tsar of Russia (1727-30)
  • 1718-09-29 Nikita I Panin, Russian earl/diplomat (plot against Peter III)
  • 1728-02-21 Peter III, Kiel Germany, Russian Tsar (1762) and husband of Catherine the Great
  • 1729-11-24 Alexander Suvorov, Russian general (d. 1800)
  • 1733-07-22 Mikhail Shcherbatov, Russian philosopher and writer (d. 1790)
  • 1734-10-17 Grigori G. Orlov, Russian guard officer and favorite of Catherine II
  • 1737-08-10 Anton Losenko, Russian painter (d. 1773)
  • 1738-05-08 Mikhail Kamensky, Russian general (d. 1809)
  • 1739-10-30 Grigory Potemkin, Russian military leader, statesman and favorite of Catherine the Great, born in Chizhovo near Smolensk (d. 1791)
  • 1740-05-07 Nikolai Arkharov, Russian general (d. 1814)
  • 1740-08-23 Ivan VI, Emperor of Russia (1740-41), born in Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • 1743-07-14 Gavrila Romanovich Derzhavin, Russian poet (d. 1816)
  • 1743-12-23 Ippolit Bogdanovich, Russian poet (d. 1803)
  • 1744-09-20 Giacomo Quarenghi, Italian-Russian master builder and architect (Hermitage Theater), born in Rota d'Imagna, Republic of Venice (d. 1817)
  • 1744-10-07 Sergey Vyazmitinov, Russian general and statesman (d. 1819)
  • 1745-07-17 Petr Alekseevich Pahlen, Russian general (d. 1826)
  • 1745-09-16 Mikhail Illarionovich Kutuzov, Russian field marshal (d. 1813)
  • 1749-08-31 Alexander Radishchev, Russian writer (Journey from St. Petersburg to Moscow), born in Moscow (1802)
  • 1753-11-06 Mikhail Kozlovsky, Russian sculptor (d. 1802)
  • 1755-06-25 Princess Natalia Alexeievna of Russia (d. 1776)
  • 1757-07-24 Vladimir Borovikovsky [Vоlоdymyr Borovyk], Russian painter, born in Myrhorod (now Ukraine) (d. 1825)
  • 1759-07-19 Seraphim of Sarov, Russian Orthodox Saint (d. 1833)
  • 1759-10-25 Maria Fyodorovna of Russia, wife of Tsar Paul I of Russia (d. 1828)
  • 1760-09-21 Ivan Dmitriev, Russian statesman (d. 1837)
  • 1761-08-16 Yevstigney Fomin, Russian composer (d. 1800)
  • 1763-01-24 Louis Alexandre Andrault de Langeron, Russian general (d. 1831)
  • 1766-12-01 Nikolai Mikhailovich Karamzin, Russian writer (d. 1826)
  • 1769-02-13 Ivan Krylov, Russian fabulist (d. 1844)
  • 1770-04-28 Nikita P Panin, Russian diplomat/minister of Foreign affairs
  • 1770-07-13 Alexander Balashov, Russian general (d. 1837)
  • 1771-09-14 Nikolay Raevsky, Russian general and statesman (d. 1829)
  • 1772-01-12 Count Mikhail Speransky, Russian reformer (d. 1839)
  • 1776-02-11 Ioannis Kapodistrias, Greek diplomat of the Russian Empire and first head of state of independent Greece (d. 1831)
  • 1776-12-27 Nikolay Kamensky, Russian general (d. 1811)
  • 1777-12-23 Aleksandr I P Romanov, tsar of Russia (1801-25)
  • 1779-01-24 Elizabeth Alexeievna (Louise of Baden), Russian tsarina (d. 1826)
  • 1779-08-20 Fabian Gottlieb von Bellinghausen, Russian Explorer who discovered the continent of Antarctica, born in Osel, Estonia (d. 1852)
  • 1780-12-14 Karl Robert von Nesselrode, Germ/Russian minister of Foreign Affairs
  • 1782-03-24 Orest Kiprensky, Russian painter (d. 1836)
  • 1782-06-21 Pyotr Kotlyarevsky, Russian general (d. 1852)
  • 1783-01-29 Vasili A Zjukovski, Russian folk poet/translator (Homerus) [NS=Feb 9]
  • 1783-02-09 Vasily Zhukovsky, Russian poet (d. 1852)
  • 1783-02-10 Fyodor Petrovich Tolstoy, Russian painter (d. 1873)
  • 1783-08-09 Grand Duchess Alexandra Pavlovna of Russia (d. 1801)
  • 1784-07-27 Denis Davydov, Russian general and poet, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1839)
  • 1784-12-24 Grand Duchess Elena Pavlovna of Russia (d. 1803)
  • 1786-02-16 Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia (d. 1859)
  • 1787-03-11 Ivan Nabokov, Russian general (d. 1852)
  • 1787-08-15 Alexander Aliabiev, Russian composer, born in Tobolsk, Siberia (d. 1851)
  • 1788-01-08 Pavel Kiselyov, Russian general and politician (d. 1874)
  • 1788-05-10 Catherine Pavlovna of Russia, German queen (d. 1819)
  • 1791-04-24 Nikolaj A Bestuzhev, Russian writer/painter (Account about Holland)
  • 1791-09-20 Sergei T Aksakov, Russian writer (Semejnaja chronika)
  • 1791-10-01 Sergey Aksakov, Russian novelist (Chronicles of a Russian Family)
  • 1792-02-29 Karl Ernst von Baler, Russian naturalist (discovered human ovum)
  • 1793-07-05 Pavel I Pestel, Russian officer
  • 1794-02-12 Alexander Petrov, Russian chess player (d. 1867)
  • 1794-07-12 Heinrich Christian Pander, Russian zoologist
  • 1794-10-26 Konstantin Thon, Russian architect (d. 1881)
  • 1795-01-15 Alexandr Griboyedov, Russian playwright (d. 1829)

Famous Weddings

  • 1547-02-03 Russian Tsar Ivan IV (17) marries Anastasia Romanova
  • 1716-04-08 Duke Karel Leopold of Mecklenburg-Schwerin signs covenant with Russia & marries Tsar Peter the Great's niece

HeartWedding of Interest

1745-08-21 Future Russian Tsar Peter III marries Ekaterina Alexeievna later Catherine II (Catherine the Great)

Russian Tsar Peter the Great
Russian Tsar
Peter the Great
Empress of Russia Catherine the Great
Empress of Russia
Catherine the Great
  • 1776-10-07 Crown Prince Paul of Russia marries Sophie Marie Dorothea of Württemberg.
  • 1816-02-29 Dutch (King) Willem II marries Russian grand-duchess Anna Paulowna

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1862-04-27 Chemist Dmitri Mendeleev (28) weds Feozva Nikitichna Leshcheva at Nikolaev Engineering Institute's church in Saint Petersburg, Russia

Chemist and Inventor Dmitri Mendeleev
Chemist and Inventor
Dmitri Mendeleev

HeartWedding of Interest

1862-09-23 Russian novelist and author of "War and Peace" Leo Tolstoy (34) marries Sophia Andreevna Behrs (18) daughter of a physician

Novelist Leo Tolstoy
Novelist
Leo Tolstoy

HeartWedding of Interest

1867-02-15 Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky (45) weds Anna Snitkina at Trinity Cathedral in Saint Petersburg, Russia

HeartWedding of Interest

1877-07-06 Composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (37) weds Antonina Miliukova (29) at the Church of Saint George in Moscow, Russia

HeartWedding of Interest

1894-11-26 Russian emperor Nicholas II (26) weds Alexandra Feodorovna (22) at the Grand Church of the Winter Palace in St Petersburg, Russia

HeartWedding of Interest

1898-07-10 Russian revolutionary Vladimir Ilyich Lenin marries fellow revolutionary Nadezhda "Nadya" Krupskaya in Shushenskoye.

Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader Vladimir Lenin
Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader
Vladimir Lenin

HeartWedding of Interest

1901-05-25 Anton Chekhov (41), Russian physician, dramatist and author marries actress Olga Knipper (31)

Author and Playwright Anton Chekhov
Author and Playwright
Anton Chekhov
  • 1925-04-15 Russian writer ("Lolita") Vladimir Nabokov (26) marries fellow Russian writer Vera Evseevna Slonim (23) in Berlin
  • 1932-05-13 Russian composer Dmitri Sjostakovitch marries Nina Varsar
  • 1932-10-04 Russian author Mikhail Bulgakov marries Yelena Sergeyevna

HeartWedding of Interest

1956-09-28 Russian President Boris Yeltsin (25) weds Naina Girina (24)

Russian President Boris Yeltsin
Russian President
Boris Yeltsin

HeartWedding of Interest

1983-07-28 Russian president Vladimir Putin (30) weds flight attendant Lyudmila Shkrebneva (25)

Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President
Vladimir Putin

HeartWedding of Interest

2009-10-10 Ice hockey right winger Pavel Bure (38) weds model Alina Khasanova (23) in Moscow, Russia

Ice Hockey Great Pavel Bure
Ice Hockey Great
Pavel Bure

Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1762-06-29 Russian Tsar Peter III divorces his wife Catherine II

Empress of Russia Catherine the Great
Empress of Russia
Catherine the Great

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2013-06-07 Russian President Vladimir Putin announces his divorce from his wife on national TV

Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President
Vladimir Putin

Famous Deaths

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  • 1113-04-16 Sviatopolk II of Kiev, Russian prince (b. 1050)
  • 1125-05-19 Vladimir Monomakh, Russian prince (b. 1053)
  • 1157-05-15 Yury Dolgoruky, Russian prince
  • 1175-06-28 Andrei Bogolyubsky, Russian prince
  • 1246-09-30 Yaroslav II of Russia (b. 1191)
  • 1303-03-04 Daniel of Moscow, Russian Saint, Grand Prince of Muscovy (b. 1261)
  • 1318-11-22 Mikhail Yaroslavich, Russian prince (b. 1271)
  • 1383-06-05 Dmitry Konstantinovich, Russian prince (b. 1324)
  • 1392-09-25 Sergius van Radonesj, Russian saint, dies at 78
  • 1462-03-27 Vasili II of Russia, Grand Prince of Moscow (b. 1415)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1505-10-27 Ivan the Great, Grand Prince of Moscow and Russia (1462-1505) who conquered Lithuania, dies at 65

Grand Prince of Moscow and Russia Ivan the Great
Grand Prince of Moscow and Russia
Ivan the Great
  • 1569-10-09 Vladimir of Staritsa, Russian prince (b. 1533)
  • 1570-07-25 Ivan Viskovati, chancellor of Russia, executed

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1584-03-28 Ivan IV [Ivan the Terrible], Russian tsar (1547-84), dies at 53 [O.S. 18 Mar]

Russian Tsar Ivan the Terrible
Russian Tsar
Ivan the Terrible
  • 1591-05-15 Dmitry Ivanovitch, youngest son of Russian Tsar Ivan IV, murdered at 8
  • 1598-01-07 Feodor I/Theodorus I, Tsar of Russia (1584-98), dies at 40
  • 1598-01-17 Fyodor I Tsar of Russia (b. 1557)
  • 1603-11-05 Irini Fedorovna, Russian daughter of Boris Godunov, dies
  • 1605-04-23 Boris Godunov, chief adviser to Tsar Fyodor I and Tsar of Russia (1598-1605), dies after a lengthy illness and a stroke at approximately 20
  • 1606-05-17 Forges Dimitri #1, Tsar of Russia (1605-06), murdered
  • 1610-12-11 Forges Dimitri 2, Tsar of Russia, murdered
  • 1612-09-12 Tsar Vasili IV of Russia (b. 1552)
  • 1642-04-30 Dmitry Pozharsky, Russian prince (b. 1578)
  • 1645-07-23 Michael Fjodorovitsj, tsar of Russia (1613-45)/1st Romanov, dies
  • 1645-08-18 Eudoxia Streshneva, Tsarina of Mikhail I of Russia (b. 1608)
  • 1652-04-15 Patriarch Joseph, head of the Russian Orthodox Church
  • 1671-06-06 Stenka/Stepan Razin, Russian cossack/boer leader quartered alive (ns. 16 June)
  • 1676-01-29 Tsar Alexis I of Russia (b. 1629)
  • 1676-02-08 Alexis I [Aleksey Mikhailovich], 1st Romanov Tsar of Russia, dies at 46
  • 1681-07-05 Fjodor Aleksejevitsj, tsar of Russia, dies
  • 1682-04-14 Avvakum, Russian priest and writer (b. 1621)
  • 1682-04-27 Theodorus III, Tsar of Russia (1676-82), dies
  • 1682-05-07 Tsar Feodor III of Russia (b. 1661)
  • 1686-06-25 Simon Ushakov, Russian painter (b. 1626)
  • 1694-02-04 Nataliya Kyrillovna Naryshkina, Tsaritsa of Russia (b. 1651)
  • 1696-01-29 Ivan V, co-tsar of Russia (1682-89), dies
  • 1700-02-12 Aleksei Shein, Russian general and statesman (b. 1662)
  • 1704-07-03 Sophia Alekseyevna, regent of Russia (b. 1657)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1725-02-08 Peter the Great [Pyotr Alexeyevich Romanov], Tsar of Russia (1682-1725) dies of uremia at 52

Russian Tsar Peter the Great
Russian Tsar
Peter the Great
  • 1727-05-06 Catharina I, Latvia tsarina of Russia, dies at about 42
  • 1727-05-17 Catherine I, Empress of Russia (1725-27), dies
  • 1728-11-10 Fyodor Apraksin, Russian admirals (b. 1661)
  • 1728-11-21 Fjodor M graaf Apraksin, Russian gen-admiral, dies at about 57
  • 1730-01-30 Peter II Alekseyevitch, tsar of Russia (1727-30), dies at 14
  • 1738-07-15 Baruch Leibov, converted Russian Naval officer to Judaism, executed
  • 1740-10-28 Anna Ivanova Romanova, empress of Russia (1730-40), dies at 47
  • 1746-03-18 Anna Leopoldovna, regent of Russia (b. 1718)
  • 1747-03-16 Christian Augustus of Anhalt-Zerbst, father of Catherine II of Russia (b. 1690)
  • 1747-05-31 Andrei Osterman, Russian statesman (b. 1686)
  • 1750-01-16 Ivan Trubetskoy, Russian field marshall (b. 1667)
  • 1750-07-15 Vasily Tatishchev, Russian statesman (b. 1686)
  • 1751-04-19 Peter Lacy, Irish-born Russian Field marshal (b. 1678)
  • 1753-08-06 Georg Wilhelm Richmann, Russian physicist (struck by lightning) (b. 1711)
  • 1758-08-29 Stepan F graaf Apraksin, Russian general-fieldmarshal, dies at 56

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1762-01-05 Elizabeth of Russia [Elizaveta Petrovna], tsarina of Russia (1741-62), dies at 52

Empress of Russia Elizabeth of Russia
Empress of Russia
Elizabeth of Russia
  • 1762-07-17 Peter III, Emperor of Russia (1762), dies at 34
  • 1764-07-16 Ivan VI, Emperor of Russia (1740-41), murdered at 23
  • 1765-04-15 Michail v Lomonosov, Russian scholar/poet, dies at 53
  • 1768-08-17 Vasily Kirillovich Trediakovsky, Russian poet (b. 1703)
  • 1772-12-28 Ernst J earl van/of Biron, Russian duke of Courland, dies at 82
  • 1773-01-04 Anton Losenko, Russian painter (b. 1737)
  • 1775-01-10 Jemeljan Pugatshov, Russian kosak leader/"Tsar Peter III", dies
  • 1775-01-11 Yemelyan Pugachov, Don Cossack rebel, executed by tsarist Russia
  • 1783-04-11 Nikita I Panin, Russian earl/ambassador in Denmark, dies at 64
  • 1788-10-15 Samuel Greig, Scottish-Russian admiral (b. 1735)
  • 1789-04-26 Peter I Panin, Russian general (Pugatshov-uprising), dies at about 67
  • 1790-12-12 Mikhail Shcherbatov, Russian philosopher and writer (b. 1733)
  • 1791-10-16 Grigory Potemkin, Russian military leader, statesman and favorite of Catherine the Great, dies at 52

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1796-11-17 Catherine the Great [Catherine II], Empress of Russia (1762-96), dies of a stroke at 67

Empress of Russia Catherine the Great
Empress of Russia
Catherine the Great
  • 1800-05-18 Alexander Suvorov, Russian general (b. 1729)
  • 1801-03-23 Tsar Paul I of Russia (1796-1801) is struck with a sword, strangled, and trampled to death in his bedroom at St. Michael's Castle aged 46
  • 1801-05-12 Nicholas Repnin, Russian statesman (b. 1734)
  • 1802-09-24 Alexander Radishchev, Russian writer, commits suicide by drinking poison at 53
  • 1803-01-18 Ippolit Bogdanovich, Russian poet (b. 1743)
  • 1805-03-14 Stanisław Szczęsny Potocki, Russian general (b. 1753)
  • 1809-08-12 Mikhail Kamensky, Russian field marshal (b. 1738)
  • 1811-05-04 Nikolay Kamensky, Russian general (b. 1776)
  • 1812-08-01 Yakov Kulnev, Russian general (killed in battle) (b. 1763)
  • 1812-09-12 Pyotr I Bagration, Georgian/Russian ruler/general, dies in battle
  • 1813-04-28 Mikhail Illarionovich Kutuzov, Russian field marshal (b. 1745)
  • 1814-11-01 Alexander Samoylov, Russian general and statesman (b. 1744)
  • 1816-07-20 Gavrila Romanovich Derzhavin, Russian poet (b. 1743)
  • 1817-02-18 Giacomo Quarenghi, Italian-Russian master builder and architect (Hermitage Theater), dies at 72
  • 1817-10-02 Fyodor Fyodorovich Ushakov, Russian naval commander and admiral (b. 1744)
  • 1818-05-26 Michael A Barclay de Tolly, Russian fieldmarshal/War Minister, dies
  • 1819-10-15 Sergey Vyazmitinov, Russian general and statesman (b. 1744)
  • 1822-05-17 Armand-Emmanuel, Duc de Richelieu, Prime Minister of France (1815-18, 1820-21), dies at 55
  • 1825-04-06 Vladimir Borovikovsky [Vоlоdymyr Borovyk], Russian painter, died at 67
  • 1825-12-01 Tsar Alexander I of Russia (b. 1777). Reigned from 1801
  • 1826-02-13 Petr Alekseevich Pahlen, Russian general (b. 1745)
  • 1826-06-03 Nikolai Mikhailovich Karamzin, Russian writer (b. 1766)
  • 1826-07-25 Pavel I Pestel, Russian officer, hanged at 33 [OS Jul 13]
  • 1826-07-25 Kondraty Fyodorovich Ryleyev, Russian poet and revolutionary (b. 1795)
  • 1828-08-06 Konstantin von Benckendorff, Russian general and statesman
  • 1828-11-05 Maria Fyodorovna of Russia, second wife of Tsar Paul I of Russia (b. 1759)
  • 1829-02-11 Alexandr Griboyedov, Russian playwright (b. 1795)
  • 1829-09-16 Nikolay Raevsky, Russian general and statesman (b. 1771)
  • 1831-06-10 Hans Karl von Diebitsch, Russian field marshal (b. 1785)
  • 1831-07-16 Louis Alexandre Andrault de Langeron, Russian general (b. 1763)
  • 1833-01-14 Seraphim of Sarov, Russian Orthodox saint (b. 1759)