Magnus of Denmark, titular King of Livonia & Maria Vladimirovna of Staritsa


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Magnus of Denmark or Magnus of Holstein (5 September 1540 – 28 March 1583) was a Prince of Denmark, Duke of Holstein, and a member of the House of Oldenburg. As a vassal of Tsar Ivan IV of Russia, he was the titular King of Livonia from 1570 to 1578.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnus,_Duke_of_Holstein

Bishop of Ösel-Wiek:
Reign:
1560–1572
Bishop of Courland:
Reign:
1560–1583
King of Livonia (nominal):
Reign:
1570–1578
Born: 5 September 1540, Copenhagen Castle, Denmark
Died: 28 March 1583 (aged 42), Pilten, Latvia
Burial: Pilten (1583)
Roskilde Cathedral (1662)
Spouse: Maria Vladimirovna of Staritsa
Children: Marie of Oldenburg
Eudoxia of Oldenburg
House: House of Oldenburg
Father: King Christian III of Denmark
Mother: Dorothea of Saxe-Lauenburg
Religion: Lutheranism

The Kingdom of Livonia was a nominal state in what is now the territory of Estonia and Latvia. The Russian tsar Ivan IV declared the establishment of the kingdom during the Livonian War of 1558–1583, but it never functioned properly as a polity.
In 1570, Magnus, Duke of Holstein was crowned in Moscow as the king of Livonia. Magnus left Moscow with a Russian army with the intention of conquering Swedish-controlled Reval, but called off the siege in 1571 after failing to capture the city. Magnus eventually fell out of favour with Ivan and defected.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingdom_of_Livonia
 
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