- Emperor Ivan VI
Ivan VI Antonovich (1740-1764) - Emperor from 1740 to 1741.
Son of the niece of Empress Anna Ivanovna (1693-1740), Princess Anna Leopoldovna of Mecklenburg, and Prince Anton Ulrich Braunschweig of Luneburg. Placed on the throne following the death of his great aunt Empress Anna Ivanovna according to her will. On November 9, 1740, his mother, Anna Leopoldovna, accomplished a court coup and declared herself sovereign of Russia. In 1741 as a result of another coup, the sovereign Anna Leopoldovna and the young Emperor Ivan VI Antonovich were dethroned by Crown Princess Elizabeth (1709 -1761), the daughter of Petr I (1672-1725). No major changes were made at Sarskoye Selo (later Tzarskoje Selo) during this time.