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! [ERB Season 6 has begun in April 2019 - new videos out now] Download this song ►◄

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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:
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    Hollywood Legend Productions
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    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 • 185 797

  • The Übermensch Writer
    The Übermensch Writer  0 less than a minute back

    Pompey: "What about me, Pompey? Yeah!"
    Catherine: *"I'm about to end this man's whole career."*

    • Spaceman JR
      Spaceman JR  13 minutes back

      Frederick's flute solo one the whole battle

      • Tam Kaur
        Tam Kaur  36 minutes back

        Pompey won

        • Edgy Theaterkid
          Edgy Theaterkid  1 hours back

          Okay so I just felt in love with Zach, is Voltaire (😍) and Alexander the Great interpretations are spot on af

          • Christopher Galan
            Christopher Galan  7 hours back

            Teacher: Can anyone tell me about Frederick the Great?
            Random Student: *plays the flute*
            Many students: (chanting): Al Fritz
            Me: *_He was Frederick the Great, out the gate, first servant of state. Oblique attack tactics weren't exactly straight. He had creative talents and battle malice, was hard as steel on the field, and a genteel in the palace!_*

            • TheDubstePigeon
              TheDubstePigeon  10 hours back

              How are you the head of our state when the state of your head was such a crazy one,
              Such sick shit going through your brain that you stuck a spike through your own son

              Im sorry but that line kills

              • Zion Black
                Zion Black  12 hours back

                We need Naruto vs Goku, or Naruto vs Superman

                • lolmankata
                  lolmankata  14 hours back

                  It takes a russian to take down a rus...
                  *Lenin comes in*Thanks for the introduction Katya

                  • Splider Splider
                    Splider Splider  14 hours back

                    Поставьте лайк, чтобы американцы подумали, что я что-то крутое написал.

                    • CrazyPanda
                      CrazyPanda  16 hours back

                      “Oblique attack tactics ain’t exactly straight”

                      Best line

                      • Сергей Гай
                        Сергей Гай  17 hours back


                        • zeeshan khan
                          zeeshan khan  18 hours back

                          Wait wasnt alexdander fatily injured when he was leaving pakistan!

                          • Juan Lopez Villegas
                            Juan Lopez Villegas  20 hours back

                            i would just like to point out that Alexander the Great is being depicted with a Gladius, which is of course a Roman sword, a greek sword appropriate for him would be a Xiphos.

                            • Dreg Great
                              Dreg Great  20 hours back

                              For Prussia it was the thirty years war

                              • Isabelle Huang
                                Isabelle Huang  22 hours back

                                Plz do John Cena and Dwayne Johnson!

                                • Yeet Yeetus
                                  Yeet Yeetus  23 hours back

                                  1:31 ah shiiiiiit

                                  • SurfingTheWeb
                                    SurfingTheWeb  23 hours back

                                    When you say a “yo mama” joke to your friend and he just crys:
                                    *My expectations were a lot higher*

                                    • Bob Semple ツ
                                      Bob Semple ツ  23 hours back

                                      We All Know Fredrick Won

                                      • Aloes
                                        Aloes  1 days back

                                        Whyyy Pompeyyyy!?

                                        • Connor Gautreaux
                                          Connor Gautreaux  1 days back

                                          0:23 is that pews on the left???

                                          • marxel4444
                                            marxel4444  1 days back

                                            1:46 german march music intensifies!

                                            • Robert Lewis
                                              Robert Lewis  1 days back

                                              Alexander has a nice Gladius.

                                              • kriknak lienquan
                                                kriknak lienquan  2 days back

                                                “It takes a Russian to take down a Russia”
                                                But my Majesty, you are a German

                                                • Kadeem Razaaq
                                                  Kadeem Razaaq  2 days back

                                                  Ivan Won

                                                  • Sam H.
                                                    Sam H.  2 days back


                                                    • Eudaldo A.
                                                      Eudaldo A.  2 days back

                                                      "Try to serve Ivan, No surviving". What a nice game of words.

                                                      • Stellar Panda
                                                        Stellar Panda  2 days back

                                                        I did like Alexander's actor though

                                                        • Laxxius
                                                          Laxxius  2 days back

                                                          Peter the Great vs. Charles XII vs. Augustus II
                                                          or Peter the Great vs. Suleiman the Magnificent

                                                          • miss chief
                                                            miss chief  2 days back

                                                            .... 343 industries vs bungie

                                                            • NooBmAsTER 69
                                                              NooBmAsTER 69  2 days back

                                                              "Pompey yeahh"pompey won

                                                              • ah z
                                                                ah z  3 days back

                                                                Pompey won tho

                                                                • В гостях у Jango Fett'а live

                                                                  Ivan the terrible is a good man, politic, leader and good warrior, I tell you it like a person who red our documents about him. I'm the tsar!

                                                                  • C.J The G.J
                                                                    C.J The G.J  3 days back

                                                                    What does she say when her name pops up and stops the lyrics it sounds like "im a cat ima cat you're a rodent

                                                                    • Bruno Briseño
                                                                      Bruno Briseño  3 days back

                                                                      Damn i loved it

                                                                      • FNAF FAN 54
                                                                        FNAF FAN 54  3 days back

                                                                        Ivan pulled a reverse card on Alexander

                                                                        • Fearless BLaZ
                                                                          Fearless BLaZ  3 days back

                                                                          2:05 Who else waiting for Napoleon tho?!

                                                                          • Fearless BLaZ
                                                                            Fearless BLaZ  3 days back


                                                                            • Roberta Hofgaard
                                                                              Roberta Hofgaard  3 days back

                                                                              Committing step on lego:* exists
                                                                              Ivan committing step on chess piece: am I a joke to you

                                                                              • Night Gamer317
                                                                                Night Gamer317  3 days back

                                                                                I don't know why but the battles with multiple people are some of my favorite such as this one the philosophers and the directors

                                                                                • Edgar the Gaming boy
                                                                                  Edgar the Gaming boy  3 days back

                                                                                  :Ivan no one can defeat me

                                                                                  United States: o really ok 🇺🇸🇺🇸

                                                                                  • Yandere Gachatuber
                                                                                    Yandere Gachatuber  3 days back

                                                                                    Me:*watching the rap battle*
                                                                                    Me:Ugh I’m tired of all these men
                                                                                    When they add a female
                                                                                    Me:YES FINALLY WE GOT SOME WOMEN

                                                                                    GIRL POWER

                                                                                    What is my life..😂

                                                                                    • Georgia Rose
                                                                                      Georgia Rose  3 days back

                                                                                      I'm from the Mikhailovich line - so house of romanov. Proud Russian aha

                                                                                      • Alex Spittel
                                                                                        Alex Spittel  3 days back

                                                                                        Doesn't Catherine burn herself since she was born a Prussian?

                                                                                        • Griffin Chalem
                                                                                          Griffin Chalem  3 days back

                                                                                          Me taking a test: Who was the first Russian Tsar?
                                                                                          My brain: *I’m the first tsar in all of Russia.*

                                                                                          • deborah alston
                                                                                            deborah alston  3 days back

                                                                                            catherine the great won

                                                                                            • Евгеній Доценко

                                                                                              Interesting fact: Ivan's first wife, Anastasia, was the only human that could soften up his heart and control his anger. So boyars decided she have two much power over Tsar, so they decided to poison her to intimidate Ivan and take control over him...

                                                                                              Worst. Decision. Ever.

                                                                                            • Harrison Guns
                                                                                              Harrison Guns  3 days back

                                                                                              this is definitely the most impressive ERB to date.

                                                                                              • I Am Filmz
                                                                                                I Am Filmz  3 days back

                                                                                                Pompey won