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Ivan the Terrible Murders His Son

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Ivan the Terrible fatally wounded the Tsarevich when he struck him in the head with his iron-tipped staff.  Ivan Ivanovich died shortly thereafter. 

Ilya Repin interpreted the scene, centuries later, in this 1873 painting entitled Tsar Ivan Grozny Killing His Son on 16 November 1581.

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Painting by Ilya Repin, 1873.  Image online, courtesy Wikimedia Commons.

 

 

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