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Portrait of Alexander Nevsky
|Prince of Novgorod|
|Reign||1241-1256 (second time)|
|Reign||1258-1259 (third time)|
|Grand Prince of Vladimir|
|Reign||1252-14 November 1263|
|Grand Prince of Kiev|
|Born||13 May 1221
|Died||14 November 1263
Gorodets, Vladimir-Suzdal, Golden Horde, Mongol Empire
|Burial||Alexander Nevsky Lavra, Moscow, Russia|
|Spouse||Paraskeviya (Alexandra) of Polotsk
|Father||Yaroslav II of Vladimir|
|Mother||Fedosia Igorevna of Ryazan|
St. Alexander Yaroslavich Nevsky (Russian: Алекса́ндр Яросла́вич Не́вский; pronounced [ɐlʲɪˈksandr jɪrɐˈsɫavʲɪtɕ ˈnʲɛfskʲɪj]; 13 May 1221 – 14 November 1263) served as Prince of Novgorod (1236–40 and 1240–56 and 1258-1259), Grand Prince of Kiev (1236–52) and Grand Prince of Vladimir (1252–63) during some of the most difficult times in Kievan Rus' history.
Commonly regarded as a key figure of medieval Rus', St. Alexander – the grandson of Vsevolod the Big Nest – rose to legendary status on account of his military victories over German and Swedish invaders while agreeing to pay tribute to the powerful Golden Horde. He was canonized as a saint of the Russian Orthodox Church by Metropolite Macarius in 1547.
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