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Alexander Nevsky
Александр Невский
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Prince of Novgorod
Reign 1236-1240
Predecessor Yaroslav V
Successor Andrey I
Reign 1241-1256 (second time)
Predecessor Andrey I
Successor Vasily I
Reign 1258-1259 (third time)
Predecessor Vasily I
Successor Dmitry I
Grand Prince of Vladimir
Reign 1252-14 November 1263
Predecessor Andrey II
Successor Yaroslav III
Grand Prince of Kiev
Reign 1246-1263
Predecessor Yaroslav III
Successor Yaroslav IV
Born 13 May 1221
Pereslavl-Zalessky, Vladimir-Suzdal
(present-day Russia)
Died 14 November 1263(1263-11-14) (aged 42)
Gorodets, Vladimir-Suzdal, Golden Horde, Mongol Empire
(present-day Russia)
Burial Alexander Nevsky Lavra, Moscow, Russia
Spouse Paraskeviya (Alexandra) of Polotsk
Vasilisa (Vassa)
Issue Vasily Alexandrovich
Eudoxia Alexandrovna
Dmitry Alexandrovich
Andrey Alexandrovich
Daniil Alexandrovich
House Rurikid
Father Yaroslav II of Vladimir
Mother Fedosia Igorevna of Ryazan
Religion Eastern Orthodoxy

St. Alexander Yaroslavich Nevsky (Russian: Алекса́ндр Яросла́вич Не́вский; 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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