Definition of Ivan the Great
1. Noun. Grand duke of Muscovy whose victories against the Tartars laid the basis for Russian unity (1440-1505).
Lexicographical Neighbors of Ivan The Great
Literary usage of Ivan the Great
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Historians' History of the World: A Comprehensive Narrative of the Rise by Henry Smith Williams (1904)
"... IV FROM Ivan the Great TO IVAN THE TERRIBLE [1462-1584 AD] The great ruler who occupied the throne of Moscow at the end of the fifteenth century, ..."
2. The History of Russia from the Earliest Times to 1877 by Alfred Rambaud, Graeme Mercer Adam (1904)
"Ivan the Great, THE UNITER OF THE RUSSIAN LAND y, (1462-1505). ubmission of Novgorod—Annexation of Tver, ..."
3. Across Russia: From the Baltic to the Danube by Charles Augustus Stoddard (1891)
"THE tower of Ivan the Great rises three hundred and twenty-five feet from the Kremlin, and is seen above all the domes and spires of the city. ..."
4. The Gentleman's Magazine (1888)
"But both Herberstein and Printz ascribe the building of this castle to Ivan the Great, not to Ivan the Terrible. It is not improbable, therefore, ..."
5. The Czar, His Court and People: Including a Tour in Norway and Sweden by John S Maxwell (1848)
"Moscow—Its Foundation—The Kremlin—Ivan the Great—Church of St. Basil—Ivan the Terrible—Peter the Great—Merchants of Moscow—The Holy Gateway—View from the ..."