1551 – Boris Feodorovich Godunov was born this year. He is a Russian politician and ruler.
1570 – He is mentioned as taking part in the Serpeisk campaign as one of the archers of the guard.
1571 – He strengthened his position at court by his marriage to Maria, the daughter of Ivan’s abominable favorite Malyuta Skuratov.
1580 – He was promoted to the rank of boyar.
1584 – 1598 – Served as regent of Russia.
1595 – He recovered from Sweden the towns lost during the former reign.
1598 – 1605 – On 1st of September he was solemnly crowned tsar.
1605 – Died after a lengthy illness and a stroke on the 13th of April.