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Ivan was born on August 25 1530 to Vasily III who was the Grand Duke of Moscow and Yelena Clinskaya his wife Vasily III died when Ivan was only three years old and his mother Yelena died five years later As a result of his fathers death Ivan became the leader of Moscow at the age of three Although he held a high position was ignored as a young boy He was living in unsuitable conditions and as a consequence suffered from malnutrition It wasnt until 1547 that he finally got the recognition he deserved He was crowned in 1547 but wasnt named the Grand Duke instead he was titled the Tsar of Russia In the same year he married his first wife Anastasia and remained married to her until she died in 1560 During the years of their marriage he was extremely happy and shared this euphoria with the people of Russia Because of this he was very well liked and an extremely constructive leader He expanded Russia drew up a new code of law and also started trade with the English the French and the Dutch Not until after Anastasias death did he become the ruthless and terrible leader that he is remembered for After her death he tried many times to find the love and happiness that he had with Anastasia but with no luck he became a bitter man He blamed his advisors for the death and convinced that they were backed by the Boyars one of the upper classes of Russia threatened to kill every last one of them if the were not punished He decided to leave Russia for a short time in 1564 He sent Russia into confusion because they did not know what to do without a leader They did not know what to do so when they let the confusion take over they began revolting The people begged him to return but he would only do
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