Alexander the Great vs Ivan the Terrible. Epic Rap Battles of History

  • Published: 12 July 2016
  • Ivan the Terrible and Alexander the Great clash in this episode of Epic Rap Battles of History. Who won? You decide!
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    ▼ CAST ▼
    Ivan the Terrible: Nice Peter

    Frederick the Great: EpicLLOYD

    Alexander the Great: Zach Sherwin
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    Catherine the Great: Meghan Tonjes

    Pompey the Great: Mike Betette

    Catherine Backup Dancers: Illjaz Jusufi, Burim Jusufi

    Special Thanks to Flipz Entertainment

    ▼ CREW ▼
    Executive Producers:
    Peter Shukoff and Lloyd Ahlquist

    Directed by:
    Nice Peter

    Mike Betette

    Written by:
    EpicLLOYD, Nice Peter, Mike Betette, Zach Sherwin, Dante Cimadamore

    Senior Director of Studios:
    Michelle Maloney

    Production Coordinator:
    Shaun Lewin

    Song Produced by:
    Nice Peter

    Mixed by:
    Jose ""Choco"" Reynoso and Nice Peter

    Mastered by:
    Jose ""Choco"" Reynoso

    Music Supervisor:
    Dante Cimadamore

    Beat Produced by:
    ► ◄
    Hollywood Legend Productions
    ► ◄

    Video Editing by:
    Andrew Sherman, Ryan Moulton, Nice Peter

    Assistant Editor:
    Josh Best

    VFX and Compositing:
    Andrew Sherman, Ryan Moulton, Javi Sánchez-Blanco

    Catherine Palace Image By Aleks G (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

    Costume Designer:
    Sulai Lopez

    Assistant Costume Designer:
    Chad Evett

    Costuming Assistant:
    Catherine Charpentier

    Department Make Up Head:
    Ashlyn McIntyre

    Make Up:
    Brittany White, Hanny Tjan, Leanne Mucci, Jordana David

    Art Department:
    Remington Brimmer, Mike Dombeck

    Director of Photography:
    Jon Na

    Kurt Schmidt

    Andrew Kurchinski

    Dante Cimadamore

    Andy Chinn

    Production Assistant:
    Atoki Ileka & Edrei Hutson

    Matthew Ciampa

    Produced by:
    Atul Singh for Maker Studios

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Comments • 187 164

  • flames of the phoenix
    flames of the phoenix  43 minutes back

    fredric the great and pompey were awsome even though pompey did not get to rap his intro was funny and fredric with his flut was a

    • Жизнерад Всероссийский

      0:20 Красиво.

      • Kent rudy the water bender

        it takes a Caucasian to beat a Caucasian
        erb: we gonna make it takes a russian to beat a russian instead

        • KingDeDeDelicious
          KingDeDeDelicious  13 hours back

          To this day the clear winner is Fredrick because of that beat and flow and the clear loser is Cathrine her best sucked she killed Pompey who’s beat was fucking a bop and her rap sucked pretty hard

          • SuperKamiGuru 97
            SuperKamiGuru 97  14 hours back

            Zach went crazy as Alexander

            • epicrapfan73
              epicrapfan73  14 hours back

              Causes of death:

              Alexander the Great - Poisoned
              Frederick the Great - Died in sleep while sitting in chair
              Pompey the Great - Beheaded
              Catherine the Great - Died while having sex with a horse (not true)
              Ivan the Terrible - Died during a game of chess

              • jay pack
                jay pack  18 hours back

                When I seen Catherine The Great I knew Ivan the terrible had met his match

                • Speed Gamer
                  Speed Gamer  1 days back

                  Actually they stopped using the tsar thing after ww1 so everyone at 0:23 should not be considered a tsar except for Ivan also Rasputin only worked for a Tsar

                  now i know why he is called the terrible. because he is terrible at history

                  • Andrew Carleton
                    Andrew Carleton  1 days back

                    Peter the Great: "Am I a joke to you?"

                    • Erza Midnight
                      Erza Midnight  1 days back

                      “It takes a Russian to take down a Russian”

                      Me: *remembers the whole Russian Empire and USSR thing*
                      *You know she’s right-*

                      • Izzy Diaz
                        Izzy Diaz  1 days back

                        Anyone notice Catherine the Greats handles on the garrote wire are dicks

                        • Duckster Mans
                          Duckster Mans  1 days back

                          This will always be my favorite one

                          • Jesse Hall
                            Jesse Hall  2 days back

                            everyone knows that the person who won is the one on the title who remained alive

                            • Lord Gregory
                              Lord Gregory  2 days back

                              Meghan Tonjes kills it at the end

                              • TheColombianSpartan
                                TheColombianSpartan  2 days back

                                Stand User: [Friedrich the Great]
                                Stand Name: [Flute of Prussia]

                                • Deanaus Deese
                                  Deanaus Deese  2 days back

                                  Brian Boru vs king Alfred

                                  • Лёха Конан
                                    Лёха Конан  2 days back

                                    Катя,какой бабец!

                                    • Eleanor Walter
                                      Eleanor Walter  2 days back

                                      Ok but Alex’s verse? HOT

                                      • josh hale
                                        josh hale  2 days back

                                        Clearly the horse won

                                        • BIGLULUFOO BIGLULUFOO
                                          BIGLULUFOO BIGLULUFOO  3 days back

                                          We all know Fredrick won this with his flute

                                          • Graceful Fox
                                            Graceful Fox  3 days back

                                            Empress Catherine wins, no doubt

                                            • EisenhowerRepublican
                                              EisenhowerRepublican  3 days back

                                              Am I the only one here who thought that Alexander's rap was absolute fire?


                                              • Pablo Ramirez Villalba

                                                Plato vs Aristotle, how have you not done this one yet?

                                                • Hansa Roos
                                                  Hansa Roos  3 days back

                                                  0:22 WHY is pewds there ???? 😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣LMAO

                                                  • Etho The Great
                                                    Etho The Great  3 days back

                                                    I just realized that Ivan the terrible's rap strategy was the same as Russia's every war. Just keep losing until you get an opportunity to turn things around.

                                                    • گلای زخم
                                                      گلای زخم  12 hours back

                                                      Russia won 90% of all its wars, bro.
                                                      And the best military leaders of Europe (Hitler, Napoleon, Charles 12) could not defeat the Russian army.
                                                      But a series of failures preceded when they were deceived by Soviets.

                                                  • Dipa Abraham
                                                    Dipa Abraham  3 days back

                                                    I still search why Catherine is related with the horse, anyone know the backstory behind it?

                                                    • Vixen Flame
                                                      Vixen Flame  1 days back

                                                      Basically, she died in her sleep, but her enemies made up a story saying she died while trying to have sex with a horse, because everyone know she was a sex addict.

                                                  • Joe Johnson
                                                    Joe Johnson  3 days back

                                                    Fun fact. Ivan Vasilyavich or Ivan the terrible. Terrible being the closest translation of his title being possible at the time in English did not mean things like bad or evil as many people think but rather was more akin to Great. The kind of person who was feared by his enemies but inspired people to follow him and obey his orders without question. I'm not saying he was a great guy historically speaking but that's what scholars say about his name. Also I believe the pronunciation of Vasilyavich was incorrect in this video but understandable from a rap point of view. Should be pronounced Vasil YAVAK. Or something like that.

                                                    • Benito Mussolini
                                                      Benito Mussolini  4 days back

                                                      i keep looking for Carolus Rex ...HEY! what about Carolus Rex vs Napoléon Bonaparte

                                                      • Xtreme Gaming 18
                                                        Xtreme Gaming 18  4 days back

                                                        0:23 anyone notice that everyone shown with Ivan was in the Rasputin vs Stalin rap battle 😎

                                                        • Richard Endresz
                                                          Richard Endresz  4 days back

                                                          There is no great who can defeat this Russian!

                                                          *approaching fast footsteps and flute busting intensifies*

                                                          • Hargosmos
                                                            Hargosmos  4 days back

                                                            0:23 Is that pewdiepie on the left?

                                                          • CH1R1NO
                                                            CH1R1NO  4 days back

                                                            When you're so good at rapping you had to be killed before letting out your first verse.

                                                            • Ghosh Anita
                                                              Ghosh Anita  4 days back

                                                              Luke vs king arthur

                                                              • Evil Nerd
                                                                Evil Nerd  5 days back

                                                                I don't think anyone else is talking about how much of a cartoon villain Ivan is.

                                                                • sydney benelli
                                                                  sydney benelli  5 days back

                                                                  What did the Russian say

                                                                  • Gavin Hunt
                                                                    Gavin Hunt  5 days back

                                                                    Alexander had the hottest verse in all of ERB

                                                                    • Bethany Meadows
                                                                      Bethany Meadows  5 days back

                                                                      Why is no one talking about the phallic looking objects Catherine is holding?! 😂

                                                                      • naz hit
                                                                        naz hit  5 days back

                                                                        Except for Egypt Cleopatra
                                                                          As if Egypt does not have any personalities other than civilization Pharaohs

                                                                        • naz hit
                                                                          naz hit  5 days back

                                                                          I am a follower of the channel from 2014 I have never seen a historical figure from the Middle East or North Africa

                                                                          • Vixen Flame
                                                                            Vixen Flame  1 days back

                                                                            You mean you never seen Shaka Zulu vs Julius Caesar?

                                                                        • naz hit
                                                                          naz hit  5 days back

                                                                          Racist channel with distinction
                                                                          Wherein the Ottomans It is known that Ivan the Terrible was at war with the Ottomans
                                                                          I'm not Turkish

                                                                          • King of Meatballs
                                                                            King of Meatballs  5 days back

                                                                            *rewinds to Ivan's first verse just so I can see Pewds almost fall*

                                                                            • JAIDEN SITOR
                                                                              JAIDEN SITOR  5 days back

                                                                              Pompey so won

                                                                              • Luis Felipe Luis Felipe

                                                                                Pompey wins!

                                                                                • ChiTownLioness
                                                                                  ChiTownLioness  5 days back

                                                                                  She killed it! Big girl brought the funk! Luv it. Omg! I'm addicted. On YouTube every day, I've never seem these videos till today. 👍🏽😂👍🏽

                                                                                  • MetalUnitesPeople
                                                                                    MetalUnitesPeople  5 days back


                                                                                    • lieutenant general copper

                                                                                      DAMN Catherine the Great voice is beautiful

                                                                                      • anthony rowan
                                                                                        anthony rowan  5 days back


                                                                                        • anthony rowan
                                                                                          anthony rowan  5 days back