Definitions of tsar

n a male monarch or emperor (especially of Russia prior to 1917)

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Aleksandr Pavlovich
the czar of Russia whose plans to liberalize the government of Russia were unrealized because of the wars with Napoleon (1777-1825)
Alexander the Liberator
the son of Nicholas I who, as czar of Russia, introduced reforms that included limited emancipation of the serfs (1818-1881)
Czar Alexander III
son of Alexander II who was czar of Russia (1845-1894)
Boris Fyodorovich Godunov
czar of Russia (1551-1605)
Ivan Iv Vasilievich
the first czar of Russia (1530-1584)
Czar Nicholas I
czar of Russia from 1825 to 1855 who led Russia into the Crimean War (1796-1855)
Nicholas II
the last czar of Russia who was forced to abdicate in 1917 by the Russian Revolution; he and his family were executed by the Bolsheviks (1868-1918)
Peter the Great
czar of Russia who introduced ideas from western Europe to reform the government; he extended his territories in the Baltic and founded St. Petersburg (1682-1725)
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crowned head, monarch, sovereign
a nation's ruler or head of state usually by hereditary right

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