Ivan VI, Emperor of Russia

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Ivan VI, Emperor of Russia Gender: M
Ioann Antonovich
born on 23 August 1740 at 17:00 (= 5:00 PM )
Place St Petersburg, Russian Federation, 59n55, 30e15
Timezone LMT m30e15 (is local mean time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 00°39' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 14°37 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 28°45'

Emperor of Russia Ivan VI


Emperor of Russia from 1740 to 1741, although only two months old when he was proclaimed Emperor, with his mother named as regent. Scarcely a year later his first cousin twice-removed, Elizabeth, seized the throne in a coup, ruling thereafter as Empress of Russia. Ivan and his parents were imprisoned far from the capital and spent the rest of their lives in captivity. After more than twenty years as a prisoner, Ivan was killed on 16 July 1764, aged 23, by his guards when some army officers (unknown to Ivan) attempted to free him. His surviving siblings, who had been born in prison, then were released into the custody of their aunt, the Queen of Denmark, but none could live normally after a lifetime of confinement.

Ivan was the eldest child of Duke Anton Ulrich of Brunswick-Lüneburg by his wife, Duchess Anna Leopoldovna of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, the only niece of the childless Empress Anna of Russia, and the only granddaughter of Tsar Ivan V.

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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield forwarded news report from "Oprechte Haerlemsche courant," 17 September 1740, p. 1: "Petersburg den 26 Augufti. Zedert het bevallen van de Princes Anna van een Prins , op den 23 deezer 's avonds ten 5 uuren , is zo wel aan het Ruffis-Keyzerlyke Hof, als in de Refidentie Stad alles met de grootfte blydfchap vervult, en alle de vreemde Ambaffadeurs en Minifters hebben daags daaraan haar Ruffis-Keyzerl. Majefteyt, en den Prins Anton-Ulrich van Bronswyk gefeliciteert."

(Petersburg, 26 August. Princess Anna gave birth to a prince on the 23rd in the evening at five o'clock, to the great joy of the Russian Royal Court and the residents of this City, and all the foreign Ambassadors and Ministers, the Grand Duchess and Prince Anton Ulrich of Brunswick).


  • Family : Relationship : Married late/never (Never)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids none
  • Passions : Criminal Victim : Homicide victim
  • Personal : Death : Short Life less than 29 Yrs (Age 23)
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (House of Guelph)