Ivan VI of Russia

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Ivan VI
Portrait of a young Ivan VI
Emperor of All Russia
Reign28 October 1740 – 6 December 1741
RegentAnna Leopoldovna
Born(1740-08-23)23 August 1740
Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire
Died16 July 1764(1764-07-16) (aged 23)
Shlisselburg, Russian Empire
FatherDuke Anthony Ulrich of Brunswick
MotherGrand Duchess Anna Leopoldovna of Russia
ReligionRussian Orthodoxy

Ivan VI Antonovich (Iván VI; Ioánn Antónovich; Russian: Ива́н VI; Иоа́нн Анто́нович; 23 August [O.S. 12 August] 1740 – 16 July [O.S. 5 July] 1764) was Tsar of Russia from 1740 to 1741 until he was removed from the position.

Murder[change | change source]

He was murdered in July 1764.