Ivan The Great
About the Ivan The Great Lesson
This lesson introduces students to Ivan the Great.
• To be able to explain how Ivan the Great came into power.
• To be able describe some of Ivan?s accomplishments.
A Russian prince named Ivan III took the throne in Moscow in 1462 after his father, Basil II, died. Ivan III ruled from 1462-1505 and became known as ?Ivan the Great.? Ivan became the grand duke of Russia without being confirmed by the Mongol Khan.
At the time of Ivan?s rule, Russians were concerned about building up their nation and freeing themselves from the Mongols. These Mongols were also sometimes called Tartars.