Viskovatov Ivan Mikhailovich( Moscow diplomat XVI century)
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Biography Viskovatov Ivan Mikhailovich
Moved at a time of intense organizational activity of Ivan IV, the clerk at the office (with 1549). In collaboration with Adashevym Viskovatov until the end of life was in charge of foreign affairs. Not without reason to believe that the most Polish order final shape to 1556 g. works Viskovati; they also compiled an inventory of the embassy was the archive. In 1561, Mr.. Viskovatov was appointed to the printer, thereby connecting the storage of the state seal with diplomatic office - custom, to remain in the XVII century. In 1563, Mr.. Viskovatov traveled to Denmark for talks on the Livonian affairs. During a dangerous illness of Grozny in 1553, Mr.. Viskovatov first gave the king the idea of appointing an heir, but in the rising of the court sedition among the first to support the candidature of a minor, Dmitry. In 1554, Mr.. He was appointed a member of the Commission of Inquiry Boyar Duma in the case of treason prince of Rostov Seeds. Condescendingly treated Viskovatov church council the same year on heresy Bashkin, which Viskovatov not only fell himself, but others have involved (he was subjected to 3-year penance). In the post printer Viskovatov was a member of the Boyar Duma, in which as we see it and to the Zemsky Sobor 1566 g. Good luck passing the Opals in the 60's, Viskovatov paid with his life in 1571, Mr.. a vague matter of the Novgorod treason: he was accused of intending to convey to the Polish king Novgorod, Astrakhan and Kazan - Sultan. Viskovatov was brutally executed in an area of China-town. B. R.