False Dmitriy

False Dmitriy (Russian: Лжедмитрий, Lžedmitrij) is a term that refers to the pretenders to the Russian throne during the Time of Troubles who claimed to be Tsarevich Dmitry Ivanovich of Russia, the youngest son of Ivan the Terrible, after the real Dmitriy's death at the age of eight. These impostors claimed to have miraculously escaped the assassination attempt that appeared to have claimed Dmitriy's life. There were several people who claimed to be Dimitriy; the most prominent were the following three:

  • False Dmitriy I, who actually became Tsar of Russia and reigned from 1605 to 1606
  • False Dmitriy II
  • False Dmitriy III

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False Dmitriy I
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... supporters of the Poles and of the second False Dmitriy left the pro-Polish camp and turned to Shuiski's anti-Polish faction ... Voluyev sent word for Dmitriy Shuiski (Tsar Shuiski's brother) to come to their aid and lift the siege ... Shortly after Shuiski was removed, both Żółkiewski and the second False Dmitri arrived at Moscow with their separate armies ...

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