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What Happened on November 16, 1581

Historical Events


Murder of InterestIvan the Terrible Kills His Son

Tsar Ivan the Terrible attacks his son and heir, Ivan Ivanovich, with a scepter after an argument leading to the latter's death three days later

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The painting
The painting "Ivan the Terrible and His Son Ivan" by Russian painter Ilya Repin
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1581 Highlights

About November 16, 1581

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 439 years, 3 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Scorpio