False Dmitriy I

False Dmitriy I (Cyrillic Лжедмитрий; other transliterations: Dimitri, Dimitrii, Dimitriy, Dimitry, Dmitri, Dmitrii, Dmitry) was the Tsar of Russia from 21 July 1605 until his death on 17 May 1606 under the name of Dimitriy Ioannovich (Cyrillic Димитрий Иоаннович). He is sometimes referred to under the title of Dmitriy II. He was one of three impostors (Russian: самозванец 'samozvanets', "imposter") who claimed during the Time of Troubles to be the youngest son of Ivan the Terrible, tsarevitch Dmitriy Ivanovich, who had supposedly escaped a 1591 assassination attempt. It is generally believed that the real Dmitriy was assassinated in Uglich and that this False Dmitriy's real name was Grigory Otrepyev, although this is far from certain.

Read more about False Dmitriy I:  Background, Way To The Russian Throne, False Dmitriy's Policies As Tsar, Portrayals in Literature

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False Dmitriy I - Portrayals in Literature
... The False Dmitriy's story was dramatized by Schiller (in Demetrius), Sumarokov, Pushkin, Khomyakov, by Modest Mussorgsky in the opera Boris Godunov and by Antonín Dvořák in his opera ... Rainer Maria Rilke recounts the overthrow of the False Dimitriy in The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge, Rilke's only longer prose work ... Harold Lamb fictionalizes the demise of the False Dimitriy in "The Wolf Master", in which the claimant survives his assassination through trickery, and flees East, pursued ...
Polish–Muscovite War (1605–1618) - Polish–Russian War (1609–1618) - Poles in Moscow (1610)
... to compromise became more and more apparent, many supporters of the Poles and of the second False Dmitriy left the pro-Polish camp and turned to Shuiski ... Voluyev sent word for Dmitriy Shuiski (Tsar Shuiski's brother) to come to their aid and lift the siege ... Shuiski was removed, both Żółkiewski and the second False Dmitri arrived at Moscow with their separate armies ...

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