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Tsar is a title used to designate certain European Slavic monarchs or supreme rulers. As a system of government in the Tsardom of Russia and Russian Empire, it is known as Tsarist autocracy, or Tsarism...
Timeline of Events
1547
1.16.1547
Ivan IV of Russia aka Ivan the Terrible becomes Tsar of Russia.
1613
2.21.1613
Mikhail I is elected unanimously as Tsar by a national assembly, beginning the Romanov dynasty of Imperial Russia.
1676
1.29.1676
Feodor III becomes Tsar of Russia.
1698
9.5.1698
In an effort to Westernize his nobility, Tsar Peter I of Russia imposes a tax on beards for all men except the clergy and peasantry.
1703
5.27.1703
Tsar Peter the Great founds the city of Saint Petersburg.
1727
5.29.1727
Peter II becomes Tsar of Russia.
1762
7.17.1762
Catherine II becomes tsar of Russia upon the murder of Peter III of Russia.
1801
3.23.1801
Tsar Paul I of Russia is struck with a sword, then strangled, and finally trampled to death in his bedroom at St. Michael's Castle.
1855
3.2.1855
Alexander II becomes Tsar of Russia.
1861
3.2.1861
Emancipation reform of 1861 in Russia: Tsar Alexander II signs the emancipation reform into law, abolishing Russian serfdom.
1894
11.1.1894
Nicholas II becomes the new Tsar of Russia after his father, Alexander III, dies.
1896
5.26.1896
Nicholas II becomes Tsar of Russia.
1905
3.3.1905
Tsar Nicholas II of Russia agrees to create an elected assembly, the Duma.
11.3.1905
Czar Nicholas II of Russia signs a document of amnesty for political prisoners.
1917
3.15.1917
Czar Nicholas II of Russia abdicates the Russian throne and his brother the Grand Duke becomes Tsar.