Person:Tsarevna Sophia Alekseyevna of Russia (1)

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Tsarevna Sophia Alekseyevna of Russia
b.1657
d.1704
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Name Tsarevna Sophia Alekseyevna of Russia
Gender Female
Birth[1] 1657 House of Romanov
Death[1] 1704
Reference Number? Q233987?


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Sophia Alekseyevna ruled as regent of Russia from 1682 to 1689. She allied herself with a singularly capable courtier and politician, Prince Vasily Golitsyn, to install herself during the minority of her brother Ivan V and half-brother Peter I. She carried out her regency with a firm and heavy hand, not hesitating to use violent tactics to promote her agenda. The activity of this "bogatyr-tsarevna" (as Sergey Solovyov called her) was all the more extraordinary, as upper-class Muscovite women, confined to the upper-floor terem and veiled and guarded in public, invariably were kept aloof from any open involvement in politics.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Tsarevna Sophia Alekseyevna of Russia, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2.   Sophia Alexiovna Romanov, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.