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Feodor I of Russia

Feodor I of Russia (1584-1598)

The last of the Riurikovich Czars, Feodor was born mentally disabled and was nothing more than a figurehead during his reign. He inherited a land devastated by the excesses of his father Ivan the Terrible and Russia further declined under his reign. His failure to reproduce brought an end to the centuries old dynasty and led Russia into the Time of Troubles. He is known as Feodor the Bellringer because of his inclination to travel the land and ring the bells at churches.

Preceded by:
Ivan IV (Ivan the Terrible)
List of Russian Tsars Succeeded by:
Boris Godunov