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jan 1, 1560 - Reign of Terror

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His first wife died so, he went into deep depression. He left Moscow and threatened to leave the throne. When he left he was begged to come back and finally he agreed but only once he was granted absolute power of the region around Moscow.Ivan beat his pregnant daughter in law and caused a miscarriage, killed his son, blinded St, Basil's architect, and created Russia's 1st secret military force; He earned the name Gronzy which meant "Sparking or terror/fear".

Citation: https://www.biography.com/people/ivan-the-terrible-9350679

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jan 1, 1560
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~ 459 years ago

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