Simeon Bekbulatovich

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Simeon Bekbulatovich (?—1616) (Sain-Bulat, Саин-Булат), by a strange quirk of Ivan the Terrible was the Veliki Kniaz (Grand Prince) of the Whole Russia, 1574-- 1576. Simeon, a scion of the Genghis Khan line, was a Khan of Kasimov tatars, Christianized.

After executing a large number of boyars, archimandrite of Chudov, and the archpriest (протопоп), Ivan IV left Moscow, humbly named himself "Ivan from Moscow" (Иван Московский, "Ivan Moskovski") and crowned Simeon for rule. Historians have a number of opinions as to why Ivan did so.

After his short "rule", Simeon was set as a ruler of Tver and Torzhok. Under Boris Godunov he fell into disfavor, and False Dmitry I banished him to the Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery as a monk. Simeon Bekbulatovich was buried in the Simonov Monastery in Moscow.

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