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Events in History in November 1581

Ivan the Terrible Kills His Son

Nov 16 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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Historic Event

Nov 19 Tsarevich Ivan Ivanovich dies after being attacked by his father Ivan the Terrible three days earlier

Russian Tsar Ivan the Terrible
Russian Tsar
Ivan the Terrible
  • Nov 29 Doornik (Tournai) surrenders to Duke of Parma