False Dmitry

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The generic name False Dmitry (also Pseudo-Demetrius, Russian: Лжедмитрий, Lžedmitrij) refers to various impostors who passed themselves off as the deceased Tsarevich Dmitry Ivanovich of Russia, the youngest son of Ivan the Terrible, and claimed the Russian throne during the Time of Troubles (1598–1613), after the real Dmitry's death at the age of eight in 1591.[1] Each of these impostors claimed to have miraculously escaped the assassination attempt that appeared to have claimed Dmitry's life, and, in the case of II and III, also to have escaped the assassinations that subsequently targeted I and II.

Several people impersonated Dmitry Ivanovich, most prominently:

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Bain 1911.
  2. ^ Усенко О. Г. «Новые данные О лжемонархах в России XVII Века»
  3. ^ Соловьёв С. М. «История России с древнейших времён», кн. 4 стр. 645

External links[edit]

  • Bain, Robert Nisbet (1911). "Demetrius, Pseudo-" . In Chisholm, Hugh (ed.). Encyclopædia Britannica. Vol. 7 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. pp. 983–984.