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Anastasia Romanovna Zakharina (Zakharin-Koshkin), Tsaritsa

Also Known As: "Анастасия Романовна Захарьина-Юрьевна"
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Death: Died
Cause of death: Poisoned by the Boyars
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Daughter of Boyar Roman Yurievich Zakharyin-Yuriev Okolnichi and Uliana Feodorovna
Wife of Ivan IV "the Terrible" Vasilyevich, Tsar of All Russia
Mother of Tsarevna Anna Ivanovna; Tsarevna Maria Ivanovna; Tsarevich Dmitri Ivanovich; Tsarevich Ivan Ivanovich; Eudoxia Ivanovna Rurik and 1 other
Sister of Nikita Romanovich Zakharyin, Boyar; Далмат Романович Захарьин-Кошкин; Даниил Романович Захарьин-Кошкин; Анна Романовна Сицкая and Natasha Trefilov
Half sister of Nikita Romanovich Zakharyin, Boyar

Occupation: Anastasia of Russia, Tsaritsa consort of All Russia, Rysslands första tsarina
Managed by: Ofir Friedman
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About Anastasia Romanovna Zakharina, Tsaritsa consort of All Russia

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Anastasia Romanovna Zakharyina-Yurieva (died 7 August 1560) was the first wife of the Russian Tsar Ivan the Terrible and the first Russian tsarina. She was the daughter of Boyar Roman Yurievich Zakharyin-Yuriev, Okolnichi, who died on 16 February 1543, who gave his name to the Romanov Dynasty of Russian monarchs, and wife Uliana Ivanovna, who died in 1579. She was selected as the best bride for Ivan from a large number of suitable mates, brought to the Kremlin specifically for the selection process. All the noble families throughout Russia were given an invitation to present their eligible daughters for this purpose (it is said that there were between 500 and 1500 girls to choose from). Anastasia and Ivan's marriage took place on 3 February 1547 at the Cathedral of the Annunciation. She gave birth to a total of six children (Anna, Maria, Dmitri, Ivan, Eudoxia, and Feodor). It is widely believed that Anastasia had a moderating influence on Ivan's volatile character. In the summer of 1560, she fell ill to a lingering illness. In consequence to these events, Ivan suffered a severe emotional collapse suspecting that his wife had been a victim of malicious actions and had been poisoned by the Boyars. Although he had no evidence of such crimes, he had a number of them tortured and executed. He had already had a strong dislike for the Boyars due to their abusive actions toward him during his childhood. Further examination of the bone remains of Anastasia in the late 20th century by archaeologists and forensics experts have been able to provide evidence that could actually sustain her husband's claim . The high levels of mercury in her hair could be symptomatic of poisoning. However mercury was also used as a cure for syphilis, and so this is disputed. Anastasia's brother Nikita Romanovich was the father of Feodor, the first to take the surname Romanov. In other words, Feodor Romanov was the first cousin of the last Rurikid tsar, Feodor I. This connection with the derelict dynasty facilitated the election of Feodor's son Mikhail Romanov to the throne after the Time of Troubles. -------------------- Anastasia of Russia

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Anastasia Romanovna Zakharyina-Yurieva (died August 7, 1560) was the first wife of the Russian Tsar Ivan the Terrible and the first Russian tsarina. She was the daughter of Boyar Roman Yurievich Zakharyin-Yuriev, Okolnichi, who died on 16 February 1543, who gave his name to the Romanov Dynasty of Russian monarchs, and wife Uliana Ivanovna, who died in 1579.

She was selected as the best bride for Ivan from a large number of suitable mates, brought to the Kremlin specifically for the selection process. All the noble families throughout Russia were given an invitation to present their eligible daughters for this purpose (it is said that there were between 500 and 1500 girls to choose from). Anastasia and Ivan's marriage took place on February 3, 1547 at the Cathedral of the Annunciation. She gave birth to a total of six children (Anna, Maria, Dmitri, Ivan, Eudoxia, and Feodor).

It is widely believed that Anastasia had a moderating influence on Ivan's volatile character. In the summer of 1560, she fell ill to a lingering illness. In consequence to these events, Ivan suffered a severe emotional collapse suspecting that his wife had been a victim of malicious actions and had been poisoned by the Boyars. Although he had no evidence of such crimes, he had a number of them tortured and executed. He had already had a strong dislike for the Boyars due to their abusive actions toward him during his childhood.

Further examination of the bone remains of Anastasia in the late 20th century by archaeologists and forensics experts have been able to provide evidence that could actually sustain her husband's claim[1].

Anastasia's brother Nikita Romanovich was the father of Feodor, the first to take the surname Romanov. In other words, Feodor Romanov was the first cousin of the last Rurikid tsar, Feodor I. This connection with the derelict dynasty facilitated the election of Feodor's son Mikhail Romanov to the throne after the Time of Troubles.

-------------------- Anastasia Romanovna Zakharyina-Yurieva (died 7 August 1560) was the first wife of the Russian Tsar Ivan the Terrible and the first Russian tsarina. She was the daughter of Boyar Roman Yurievich Zakharyin-Yuriev, Okolnichi, who died on 16 February 1543, who gave his name to the Romanov Dynasty of Russian monarchs, and wife Uliana Ivanovna, who died in 1579.

She was selected as the best bride for Ivan from a large number of suitable mates, brought to the Kremlin specifically for the selection process. All the noble families throughout Russia were given an invitation to present their eligible daughters for this purpose (it is said that there were between 500 and 1500 girls to choose from). Anastasia and Ivan's marriage took place on 3 February 1547 at the Cathedral of the Annunciation. She gave birth to a total of six children (Anna, Maria, Dmitri, Ivan, Eudoxia, and Feodor).

It is widely believed that Anastasia had a moderating influence on Ivan's volatile character. In the summer of 1560, she fell ill to a lingering illness. In consequence to these events, Ivan suffered a severe emotional collapse suspecting that his wife had been a victim of malicious actions and had been poisoned by the Boyars. Although he had no evidence of such crimes, he had a number of them tortured and executed. He had already had a strong dislike for the Boyars due to their abusive actions toward him during his childhood.

Further examination of the bone remains of Anastasia in the late 20th century by archaeologists and forensics experts have been able to provide evidence that could actually sustain her husband's claim . The high levels of mercury in her hair could be symptomatic of poisoning. However mercury was also used as a cure for syphilis, and so this is disputed.

Anastasia's brother Nikita Romanovich was the father of Feodor, the first to take the surname Romanov. In other words, Feodor Romanov was the first cousin of the last Rurikid tsar, Feodor I. This connection with the derelict dynasty facilitated the election of Feodor's son Mikhail Romanov to the throne after the Time of Troubles.

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Anastasia Romanovna Zakharina, Tsaritsa consort of All Russia's Timeline

1530
1530
1547
February 13, 1547
Age 17
Russia
1548
August 10, 1548
Age 18
1551
March 17, 1551
Age 21
1552
October 1552
Age 22
1554
March 28, 1554
Age 24
Русия
1556
February 26, 1556
Age 26
1557
May 11, 1557
Age 27
Москва, Русия
1560
August 7, 1560
Age 30
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