Add to favorite
 

   

 Sophia Alekseyevna Romanova (Sophia Alekseyevna of Russia)


Born:   27 September [O.S. 17 September] 1657
Deceased:   14 July [O.S. 3 July] 1704

The ruler of Russia from 1682 to 1689, the daughter of tsar Alexey Mikhailovich, in 1682-1689 the regent at her younger brothers

      

Sophia Alekseyevna showed outstanding intelligence, energy and ambition, and was a well-educated woman. After the death of her brother Tsar Fyodor III of Russia (on April, 27th 1682), Sophia actively participated in the struggle of court parties, since she was dissatisfied with the election of the 10-year-old Peter I (future Peter the Great) to the imperial throne.

Having used the Moscow revolt of 1682, the party of the Miloslavskys seized power. Ivan by V Alekseevich was proclaimed "the first" tsar, whereas Sophia was made the regent at both the tsars (her brothers). Sophia actually headed the government, leaning against V.V. Golitsyn, F.L.Shaklovity, and others. In autumn 1682 Sophias government sitting in the St. Sergius Trinity Monastery, suppressed a revolt in Moscow by means of nobility troops.

Under Sophias rule the detection of fugitive surf peasants was weakened, thus displeasing landowning noblemen.

The most considerable actions of Sophia Alekseyevnas government in foreign policy were the peace treaty with Poland in 1686, the Nerchinsk contract with China in 1689, and entry into war with Turkey and the Crimean Khanate.

The year 1689 saw a rupture between Sophia and the grouping of boyars and noblemen supporting Peter the Great. The party of Peter the Great won. Sophia Alekseyevna was confined in the Novodevichy Convent. During the Streltsy Revolt in 1698 supporters of Sofia intended to regain her power.

After suppression of the revolt Sophia Alekseyevna was forced to take the veil as Nun Susanna of the Novodevichy Convent, where she finally died.


Tags: Romanovs The Romanov Family Sophia Alekseyevna of Russia   








Comment on our site


RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

search on the map
TAGS:
Dmitrov  Russian Cinema  Russian companies  Russian directors  Russian Theater  E-Book Reader Museum  Russian education  litvinov  Jonathan Meese  Rossia   Exhibitions in Moscow  Sapsan trains  Russian customs  high technologies  Sochi  Andrey Zvyagintsev  Architecture  Konstantin Yuon  Online Exhibitions  hostel  Metro Group  Russian regions  Russian business  Monuments in Moscow  Anatoli Savchenko  tourism  Russian space missions  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Russian hotels  NGO  Russian places of interest  Komi Republic  Fast Neutron Reactor  Svobodny  Russian rouble  Martial Arts  Filigree  Petropavlovsk  Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory  St. Petersburg  Russian shops  shopping in Perm  Festivals in Moscow  Primorye  State Duma  Charity  Kabardino-Balkaria  Russian tourism  travel to Russia  Moscow 


Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites