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Feodor II of Russia

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Predecessor  Boris Godunov
Name  Feodor of
Successor  Dmitriy I
Role  Tsar of Russia
Dynasty  Godunov
Aunts  Irina Godunova
Father  Boris Godunov

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Reign  23 April 1605 – 10 June 1605 (N. S.)
Burial  1605; reburied 1606 Varsonofy monastery, Moscow; reburied 1606 in Troitse-Sergiyeva Lavra (a separate Godunov Vault since 1783)
Died  June 20, 1605, Moscow Kremlin, Moscow, Russia
Parents  Boris Godunov, Maria Skuratova-Belskaya
Cousins  Tsarevna Feodosia Feodorovna of Russia
Grandparents  Malyuta Skuratov, Feodor Ivanovich Godunov, Stepanida Godunova
Similar People  Boris Godunov, False Dmitriy I, Tsarevna Xenia Borisovn, Irina Godunova, Malyuta Skuratov

The life and death of feodor ii of russia


Fyodor II Borisovich Godunov of Russia (Russian: Фёдор II Борисович) (1589 – 10 or 20 June 1605) was a tsar of Russia in 1605, during the Time of Troubles.

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Life

Fyodor II was born in Moscow, the son and successor to Boris Godunov. His mother Maria Grigorievna Skuratova-Belskaya was one of the daughters of Malyuta Skuratov, the infamous favourite of Ivan the Terrible.

Physically robust and passionately beloved by his father, he received the best education available at that time, and from childhood was initiated into all the minutiae of government, besides sitting regularly in the council and receiving the foreign envoys. He seems also to have been remarkably and precociously intelligent, creating a map of Russia, which is still preserved. It was edited with some additions by Hessel Gerritsz in Amsterdam, in 1613, and had been reedited until 1665.

On the sudden death of Boris the sixteen-year-old was proclaimed tsar (13 April 1605). Though his father had taken the precaution to surround him with powerful friends, he lived from the first moment of his reign in an atmosphere of treachery. On 11 June (N. S.) 1605 the envoys of False Dmitriy I arrived at Moscow to demand his removal, and the letters that they read publicly in Red Square decided his fate. A group of boyars, unwilling to swear allegiance to the new tsar, seized control of the Kremlin and arrested him.

On 10 or 20 June Feodor was strangled in his apartment, together with his mother. Officially, he was declared to have been poisoned, but the Swedish diplomat Peter Petreius stated that the bodies, which had been on public display, showed traces of a violent struggle. Although aged 16 at best, Feodor was known to be physically strong and agile and it took four men to overpower him.

References

Feodor II of Russia Wikipedia


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