Mikhail Fedorovich By: Alex Bihn, Matthew Mabin, Christopher Russell, Jakob Strasser
Life Mikhail Fedorovich lived 49 years and 1 day. He died the day after his birthday. He was czar for 32 years. He became czar when he was 16 years old. He was czar from 1613- 1645.and he founded the Romanov dynasty. Fedorovich had one son named Alexis and one daughter named Irina Mikhailovna. Fedorovich’s son, Alexis, became czar after Fedorovich. He was the son Fyodor Nikitich Romanov.
Life Con. Fedorovich was related to the last czar of the Rurik dynasty, Fyodor 1 (reigned 1584-1598). As the founder of the Romanov dynasty, the dynasty lasted from 1613-1917. Fedorovich was poorly educated. In 1601, his father had been forced to become a monk under the name Philaret.
Economic Aspects The Russian economy under the Romanov dynasty has been driven primarily by agriculture. Until 1865, the economy was driven by forced labor. Serfs worked as manufacturing laborers. He was the founder of the Romanov dynasty, which ruled Russia until 1917.
Economic Cont. His ancestor had been the wife of another czar, and both his parents had been very influential until Boris Godunov sent them to the monasteries to break their power. Mikhail was reminded that if he did not become czar, Moscow and the whole country would fall apart by the struggle for power.
Cultural Aspects When Mikhail Fedorovich came into power Russia was under the influence of the Orthodox Church. He became Patriarch of the church and also dominated much of Michael's government. His involvement in the government helped increase diplomatic, commercial, and cultural contact with Western Europe.
Cultural Cont. Mikhail Fedorovich was hailed as the body and blood of their dear Lord Christ. Russian Orthodoxy is the dominant religion in Russia. 95% of the registered Orthodox parishes belong to the Russian Orthodox Church while there are a number of smaller Orthodoxy Churches. However, the vast majority of Orthodox believers do not attend church on a regular basis.
Political Aspects Michael approached Moscow on May 2, 1613, all the men in the city went out to greet him and show their support. Michael's coronation took place in the Dormition Cathedral. He dressed in royal purple, wore the crown as a symbol of service, and held the scepter and orb as a symbol of his authority
Political Cont. He prayed at the altar and spoke to the people about the problems they had. Michael was anointed then accepted the sacrament of the body and blood of Jesus Christ. He read a prayer for the people in his kingdom, and they said one for him. Now begins the reign of young Michael I Romanov.
Question and Answer Time Question and Answer Time 1. How long did Mikhail Fedorovich live? Answer: 49 years and 1 day 2. What was Mikhail Ferorovich’s dynasty driven by? Answer: It was driven primarily by agriculture. 3. How did the men do to show Mikhail that they had his support? Answer: They went out to greet him in the streets.