Full Name: Ivan the Great [Ivan III Vasilyevich]
Profession: Grand Prince of Moscow and Russia
Why Famous: Grand Prince of Moscow and Grand Prince of all Rus. Sometimes referred to as the "gatherer of the Russian lands", he tripled the territory of his state, ended the dominance of the Golden Horde over the Rus, renovated the Moscow Kremlin, and laid the foundations of the Russian state. He was one of the longest-reigning Russian rulers in history.
- 1480-10-08 Great standing on the Ugra river, standoff between forces of Akhmat Khan, Khan of the Great Horde, and Grand Duke Ivan III of Russia, Tataro-Mongols retreat, leds to eventual disintegration of the Horde