MICHAEL (1596-1645) ,
See also:tsar of Russia, was the first tsar of the
See also:house of
See also:Romanov, being the son of
See also:Theodore Nekitich Romanov, afterwards the
See also:Patriarch Philaret (q.v.), and
See also:Xenia Chestovaya, afterwards the nun Martha . He was elected unanimously tsar of Russia by a
See also:assembly on the 21st of
See also:February 1613, but not till the 24th of
See also:March did the delegates of the council discover the
See also:young tsar and his
See also:mother at the Ipatievsky monastery near
See also:Kostroma . At first Martha
See also:pro-tested that her son was too young and
See also:tender for so difficult an
See also:office in such troublesome times . At the last moment, however, Michael consented to accept the
See also:throne, but not till the weeping boyars had solemnly declared that if he persisted in his refusal they would hold him responsible to
See also:God for the utter destruction of Muscovy . In so dilapidated a
See also:condition was the capital at this
See also:time that Michael had to wait for several
See also:weeks at the Troitsa monastery, 75 M . Off, before decent accommodation could be provided for him at Moscow . He was crowned on the 22nd of
See also:July . The first care of the new tsar was to clear the
See also:land of the robbers that infested it . Sweden and Poland were then got' rid of respectively by the peace of Stolbova (March 1o, 1617) and the truce of Deulina (Feb . 13, 1619) . The most important result of the truce of Deulina was the return from
See also:exile of the tsar's
See also:father, who henceforth took over the
See also:government till his
See also:death in
See also:October 1633, Michael occupying quite a subordinate position . He was a gentle and pious
See also:prince who gave little trouble to any one and effaced himself behind his counsellors .
Fortunately for him they were relatively honest and capable men . Michael's failure to wed his daughter
See also:Irene with Prince Waldemar of Denmark, in consequence of the refusal of the latter to accept orthodoxy, so deeply afflicted him as to contribute to bring about his death on the 12th of July 16 See R . Nisbet Bain, The First Romanovs (Lond., 1905) . (R . N .
MICHAEL (Hebrew Sn,q, " Who is like God? ")
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