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To celebrate Vikings Live, we have replaced our Roman alphabet with the runic alphabet used by the Vikings, the Scandinavian ‘Younger Futhark’. The ‘Younger Futhark’ has only 16 letters, so we have used some of the runic letters more than once or combined two runes for one Roman letter.

For an excellent introduction to runes, we recommend Martin Findell’s book published by British Museum Press.

More information about how we have ‘runified’ this site


Ivan V, Tsar of Russia (Biographical details)

Ivan V, Tsar of Russia (ruler; Russian; Male; 1666 - 1696)

Also known as

Ivan V; Ivan II; Russia; Иван V; Иван V Алексеевич; Ivan Alekseyevich; Иван Алексеевич


Served as a joint Tsar of Russia with his half-brother Peter I (q.v.) between between 1682 and 1696.