Mikhail Fedorovich Romanov and Evdokin Streshnevskaia.
1st Maria Miloslavskaia, 2nd Natalia Naryshkina
He had a total of sixteen children, by two wives, born between the late 1640s
and ca. 1674.
He was succeeded by his son, Fedor III (1676 - 1682), then Ivan V (1682) and,
finally, by his youngest son, Peter the Great (1682 - 1740)
B. I. Morozov - a wealthy and powerful land owner with some 55,000 peasants.
Morozov's role in government was to research and implement reforms designed
to control social rebellion. For the most part, Morozov caused more discontent
Tsar Alexei reigned from 1645 to 1676. Alexis' reign and personal thought was
tormented with a conflict between a devotion to old Russian tradition and the
new, emerging elements of Western Europe. Alexis considered Ivan the Terrible
to be the perfect role model of a Russian ruler.
The law code:
The Ulozhenie included 967 articles with roughly 90 the result of public petitions.
Possibly the most reaching article was the establishment of serfdom. The new
law code removed movement limitation and set the stage for a serf system which
closely resembled slavery.
1650 Rebellion in Pskov
1654-56 Smolensk War, with Poland
1655 Campaign against Vilno
1656-58 War with Sweden, Russians captured Dorpat but not Riga
1660-71 Stenka Razin rebellion
1667 Armistice of Andrusovo
1667-76 Siege of Solovetskii Monastery (Old Believers)
1676 Peace treaty with Poland