When was the st basil's cathedral built?
The St. basil's cathedral was built in 1555.
That Ivan the Terrible, who ordered that the cathedral be built, blinded the architect who designed and oversaw the construction of the cathedral, so that he would not be able to build anything like it elsewhere. This is known to be untrue because there are records of the architect, Postnik Yakovlev, was still active in the building trade way after the cathedral was completed.
Ivan the Terrible was most known for his political accomplishments, although he did build a cathedral in 1560. Ivan the Terrible tried to expand westward, and in doing so he build a Cathedral to show the victory over Kazan (Ivan the Terrible). The Cathedral was built to honor Ivan's successful military against Tartan Mongols (St. Basils' Cathedral).