Person:Ivan VI of Russia (1)

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Ivan VI of Russia
b.23 Aug 1740
d.16 Jul 1764
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Name Ivan VI of Russia
Gender Male
Birth[1] 23 Aug 1740
Death[1] 16 Jul 1764
Reference Number? Q151781?


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Ivan VI Antonovich of Russia (Ioann Antonovich; ; – ) was Emperor of Russia in 1740–41. He was only two months old when he was proclaimed emperor and his mother named regent. Scarcely a year later his first cousin twice-removed, Elizabeth, seized the throne in a coup. Ivan and his parents were imprisoned far from the capital and spent the rest of their lives in captivity. After more than twenty years as a prisoner, Ivan was killed by his guards when some army officers (unknown to Ivan) attempted to free him. His surviving siblings, who had been born in prison, then were released into the custody of their aunt, the Queen of Denmark, but none could live normally after a lifetime of confinement.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Ivan VI of Russia, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.