A.T.Fomenko , G.V.Nosovskiy

Chapter 6.


'Either Seven or six wives of Ivan the Terrible' (Anastasia Zakharyina Romanova; Princess Kucenej, who after her baptism into the Russian Orthodox Christianity, took the name of Maria; Marfa Sobakina; Anna Koltovskaya; Anna Vasilchikova; Vasilisa Melentyeva; Maria Dolgorukaya; Maria Nagaya) are: ONE wife of Ivan IV the Terrible – Anastasia Romanova, b) THREE wives of his son Ivan Ivanovich, c) ONE wife of Czar Fedor – Irina Godunova, d) ONE or TWO wives of Khan Simeon-Ivan. The following characters are the phantom reflections:

1) SOFIA PALAIOLOGINA – the wife of Ivan III the Terrible, pushed aside by Elena Voloshanka [6v].

2) VASHTI – the 'ancient' queen, the wife of the King Artaxerxes of Persia, later she was pushed aside by Esther [6v].

3) STATEIRA – the first wife of Artaxerxes II Mnemon, allegedly a 'grandson' of King Artaxerxes Makrocheir of Persia. Described by Plutarch.

4) CATHERINE DE MEDICI – the famous Queen consort of the 'French' King Henry II, pushed aside by Diane de Poitiers, XVI century [7v1].

5) ELIZABETH (I) TUDOR – the famous 'English' queen, 1533-1603 [7v1].

6) CATHERINE OF ARAGON (1485 – 1536 Queen from 1509) – wife of the 'English' King Henry III, pushed aside by Anne Boleyn (Esther) [7v1], [ShEK], ch.5.

7) THE WIFE OF KING CAMBYSES I (OR CYRUS), pushed aside by a young beauty–hetaerae Nitesis (Esther). Described by Herodotus [ZA], ch.5

8) (CLAUDIA) OCTAVIA – a noble 'ancient' Roman lady, loyal wife of Emperor Nero (Ivan the Terrible) [RI], ch.2.

9) PASIPHAE – the wife of 'ancient' Cretan King Minos [RI], ch.2.

10) AGRIPPINA – the wife of Roman Emperor Tiberius [RI], ch.3.

11) LAWFUL WIFE of Roman Emperor Caligula [RI], ch.5.

12) PLAUTIA URGULANILLA or AELIA PAETINA – two lawful wives of Roman Emperor Claudius, pushed aside later on by the promiscuous Messalina [RI], ch.6.

13) JARIREH - a lawful wife of the 'ancient' Iranian Siavash, pushed aside by Ferigees. Described in Epos Shahnameh [ShAKh), ch.5.

14) CORDELIA – King Lear's 'daughter', pushed aside by her two 'sisters'. Described by Geoffrey of Monmouth and Shakespeare [ShAK), ch.1.


ELENA STEFANOVNA VOLOSHANKA – wife of Czarevich Ivan the Young, son of Czar Ivan III the Terrible [6v]. Her phantom reflections are the following characters.

1)ESTHER (HADASSAH) – a Jewess, adopted daughter and a relative of Mordecai, a new wife of Artaxerxes after the banishment of Queen Vashti. Described in the Bible [6v].

2)ATOSSA – the second wife of Artaxerxes Mnemnon who replaced Statira. Replaced by Plutarch [6].

3)JUDITH – a Jewess, who killed Assyrian general Holofernes. Described in the Bible [6v].

4)YAEL – a Jewess, who killed general Sisera(a duplicate of Holofernes) having driven a tent peg (with a mallet) through his temple. Described in the Bible [6v].

5)ELENA GLINSKAYA (partial), the wife of Russian Czar-Khan Vasili III, a 'young Lithuanian' [6v].

6)WIFE OF YAROPOLK AND VLADIMIR, the Russian princes, allegedly the X century [6v].

7)SUSANNA – Biblical beauty, whose honour was besmirched by the two old judges. Described in the Old Testament Book of Daniel [6v].

8)JEZEBEL (partial) – Queen of Israel. Described in the Bible [7v1].

9)DIANE DE POITIERS, the former Countess de Brézé, the wife of the Grand Sénéchal of Normandy and later – the infamous lover of Henry II, who 'pushed aside' Catherine de Medici [7v1].

10)MARY STUART – well-known Queen of Scotland (1542-1587)[7v1].
11)ANNE BOLEYN (1507-1536, Queen of England from 1533), originally a lady-in-waiting to Catherine of Aragon, and then a lover and a wife of King Henry VIII 'of England'. She replaced Catherine of Aragon [7v1], [ShAK].

12)FROG PRINCESS, at first a lover, and then a wife of the 'Ancient' Indian maharaja Parikshit (= Ivan the Terrible). Described in the Indian Epic the Mahabharata [KAZ], ch.1.

13)ISTAR = ISHTAR (ASTARTE) – THE 'Ancient' Babylonian goddess, allegedly the third millennia BC [KAZ], ch.1.

14)SUKANYA – the ' Ancient' Indian princess, the honour of which was attempted by the two demigods Ashwini Kumaras. Described in the Indian Epos the Mahabharata [KAZ], ch.1.

15)NITETIS – a foreigner-Egyptian, who pushed aside the wife of the King Cambyses (or Cyrus) and became his concubine and wife. Described by Herodotus [ZA], ch.5.

16)ATOSSA – a cunning wife of the 'Ancient' Persian King Cambyses II. Described by Herodotus [ZA], ch.5.

17)'ANCIENT' NOBLE WOMAN, connected with the death of a Persian military commander Mardonius in Xerxes' army - is the Old Testament Judith, who killed the Assyrioan Holofernes = Malyuta Skuratov [ZA], ch.7.

18) ARTAINTA – lover of King Xerxes (a young wife of his son Darius), for whom Xerxes sets aside his lawful wife. Described by Herodotus [ZA], ch.7.

19)ASENATH (ASENITH) – WIFE OF THE Egyptian courtier (a priest and a prince) Potiphar (Potipherah), second in command after pharaoh in Ancient Egypt. Asenath wished to seduce Biblical Joseph the Fair, but failed. Described in the Bible. Some consider Asenath to be a wife of Joseph and a daughter of Potiphar [PE], ch.5.

20)ZULEIKA or RA'IL – wife of Kitfir or Itfir (Biblical Potiphar). Slandered by her Joseph the Fair finds himself in prison. Zuleika is a character from the Arabic and Persian Epic Literature [PE], ch.5.

21)AGRIPPINA (partial) – mother of Roman Emperor Nero – the reflection of Elena Glinskaya, mother of Ivan the Terrible. She is also partially – Esther [RI], ch.2.

22)POPPAEA SABINA – 'Ancient' Roman noble woman, who pushed aside Octavia, the lawful wife of Emperor Nero (Ivan the Terrible) [RI), ch.2.

23)EUNUCH SPORUS 'wife' of Roman Emperor Nero [RI], ch.2.

24)ARIADNE – daughter of 'ancient' King Minos [RI], ch.2.

25)JULIA – the second wife of Roman Emperor Tiberius, who pushed aside his first wife Agrippina [RI], ch.3.

26)DRUSILLA – lover and then wife to Emperor Tiberius, his cousin [RI], ch.5.

27)(CASSIUS) CHAEREA – Roman tribune with 'female passwords', who organized a plot against Emperor Caligula and murdered him. Duplicate of the story of Judith who slayed Biblical Holofernes [RI], ch.5.

28)VALERIA MESSALINA – well-known harlot, wife of Emperor Claudius, who pushed aside his two previous wives [RI], ch.6.

29)FAUSTA – a cunning wife of Emperor Constantine the Great [ShAKh], ch.3.

30)TACHMINA – 'Ancient' Iranian princess, who seduced Rostam the hero (Ivan the Terrible).Described in the Iranian-Persian Epic Shahnameh.

31)GORDAFARID – a cunning Iranian beauty- female warrior, duplicate of Esther and Judith [ShAKh], ch.5.

32)TURANINA BEAUTY, mother of the hero Siavash. Duplicate of the story of Susanna=Esther [ShAKh], ch.5.

33)SUDABEH – wife of the Shah, Kay Kavus, who fell in love with his son and unsuccessfully tries to seduce Siavash. Duplicate of the Biblical story of Joseph the Fair [ShAKh], ch.5.

34)FERIGEES – a new Turanian wife of Iranian Prince Siavash, who pushed aside his lawful wife [ShAKh], ch.5.

35)MENIJEH – beloved of 'Ancient' Iranian knight Bijan [ShAKh], ch.5.

36)GONERIL AND REGAN – the two 'daughters' of King Lear – correspond with a 'bad couple': Elene Voloshanka (aka Biblical Esther) and Ivan the Young, the son of Ivan the Terrible. Here the English chroniclers 'turned' (on paper) a man into a woman [ShAK], ch.1.

37)The last years of CORDELIA'S rule (partial) in the description by Geoffrey of Monmouth (but not by Shakespeare!) – is a version of the story of Elena Glinskaya, i.e. the reflection of Esther (Elena Voloshanka) [ShAK], ch.1.

38) GERTRUDE (partial) – mother of Prince Hamlet. Described by Saxo Grammaticus and William Shakespeare [ShAK], ch.2.



Prince ANDREY KURBSKY, originally a friend, but later the enemy of Ivan IV the Terrible. The following characters are his phantom reflections.

1)ACHIOR – Assyrian military official who betrayed Nebuchadnezzar and general Holophernes. Described in the Bible in the Book of Judith [6v].

2)MAURICE OF SAXONY – Elector. At first he was one of the closest supporters of Emperor Charles V, but later became his enemy [7v1].

3)PHANES – a military commander of the 'Ancient' Persian King Cambyses, who betrayed him during the conquest of Egypt. Described by Herodotus [ZA], ch.5.

4)DEMARATUS – 'ancient' courtier, traitor in the court of King Xerxes of Persia. He betrayed the king during the war between the Persians and the Greeks [ZA], ch.7.

5)DEMARATUS, the son of Ariston, the second Spartan King, who was at the head of the Lacedaemonian army together with Cleomenes (= Ivan the Terrible). Later Demaratus became the enemy of King Cleomenes. Described by Herodotus [ZA], ch.7.

6)TIRIBAZ – 'ancient' Persian courtier under Artaxerxes, who betrayed the king. Described by Herodotus [ZA], ch.7.

7)CORBULO – 'Ancient' Roman military commander in the army of Emperor Nero during the seizure of Artaxata ( = Kazan) [RI], ch.2.

8)And once again CORBULO, but this time in the biography of Emperor Claudius, yet another reflection of Ivan the Terrible [RI], ch.6.

9)VINDEX – 'ancient' military commander, who betrayed Nero [RI], ch.2.

10)ARTABANUS (partial) – King of Parthia. His correspondence with Tiberius [RI], ch.3.

11)SIAVASH (PARTIAL) – Iranian Prince, defecting from his king to his enemies. Correspondence between Siavash (=Kurbsky) and the Shah Kay Kavus (= Ivan the Terrible) [ShAKh], ch.5.


1. (1513) HERCULES ZODIAC GP – TWELVE LABOURS OF HERCULES. It appears that the 'classical' descriptions of labours of Hercules recorded the details of the location of the planets in the Zodiac. The Myths of Europa, allegedly 'antiquity'. In fact: 17-21 November 1513 [GRK], ch.2.

Depicted on the Christian fresco, which is a part of the painting in the dome drum of the Baptistery. Italy, Padua, the Baptistery, allegedly 1378. In fact: the 7 March 1524 [TsRIM]ch.1.

3. (1526) ZODIAV PG OF IVAN IV THE TERRIBLE. Russia, Moscow. The zodiac is depicted on the Czar's throne. It is portable royal throne in the form of an armchair with armrests entirely covered with carved plates of ivory. The throne is kept in the Armoury Chamber of the Moscow Kremlin. The astronomical dating of the horoscope: 9 February 1526 [RI], ch.2, [ERIZ]. Compiling Birthday horoscopes was popular in XVI-XVII cc. in Western Europe. The astrologers were exceptionally zealous in compiling horoscopes for the rulers. That is why it is most likely that in this case on the Czar's throne a horoscope for his birthday is also depicted. It appears that Czar Ivan IV was born on the 9 February 1526. But then it emerges that Ivan IV was born four years earlier than is thought today. This fact points out that the Russian chronicles in existence today are the later editions manufactured in the XVII-XVIII cc. amongst the narrow circle of forgers. The Romanovs, the usurpers, required such a version of Russian history, one which would justify their right to the throne and would simultaneously compliment the all European programme of historical distortion. The Romanovs of the XVII-XVIII cc. were the Western minions on the Russian throne and depended entirely on West Europe.

4. (1546) ZODIAC DP OF HENRY II AND DIANE DE POITIERS. Depicted on the old French Gobelin tapestry. France, allegedly circa 1550. Astronomical dating: 28 February – 1 March 1546 [ERIZ].

5. (1586 or 1289) ZODIAC RS FROM PHARAOH RAMSES VI TOMB. The image on the ceiling of the burial chamber. 'Ancient' Egypt, Luxor, the Valley of the Kings, allegedly 'antiquity'. In fact – the first solution: 4-5 February 1289; the second solution: 20-21 February according to Julian Calendar 1586 [NHE].