Alexander Nevsky

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Alexander Nevsky
Александр Невский
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Icon of Alexander Nevsky
Prince of Novgorod
Reign1236–1240
PredecessorYaroslav V
SuccessorAndrey I
Reign1241–1256 (second time)
PredecessorAndrey I
SuccessorVasily I
Reign1258–1259 (third time)
PredecessorVasily I
SuccessorDmitry I
Grand Prince of Vladimir
Reign1252–14 November 1263
PredecessorAndrey II
SuccessorYaroslav III
Grand Prince of Kiev
Reign1246–1263
PredecessorYaroslav III
SuccessorYaroslav IV
Born13 May 1221
Pereslavl-Zalessky, Vladimir-Suzdal
Died14 November 1263(1263-11-14) (aged 42)
Gorodets, Vladimir-Suzdal
Burial
SpouseParaskeviya (Alexandra) of Polotsk
Vasilisa (Vassa)
IssueVasily Alexandrovich
Eudoxia Alexandrovna
Dmitry Alexandrovich
Andrey Alexandrovich
Daniil Alexandrovich
HouseRurikid
FatherYaroslav II of Vladimir
MotherFeodosia Igorevna of Ryazan
ReligionEastern Orthodoxy
Saint

Alexander Nevsky
Александр Невский
Grand Prince of Vladimir
Venerated inEastern Orthodox Church
Canonized1547 by Metropolite Macarius
Major shrineVladimir; Pereslavl-Zalessky, Saint Petersburg
Feast23 November (Repose)
2 May (Synaxis of the Saints of Rosand Yaroslavl
30 August (Translation of relics)
PatronageRussian Ground Forces and Russian Naval Infantry

Alexander Yaroslavich Nevsky[1] (Russian: Александр Ярославич Невский; pronounced [ɐlʲɪˈksandr jɪrɐˈsɫavʲɪtɕ ˈnʲɛfskʲɪj] (audio speaker iconlisten); 13 May 1221[2] – 14 November 1263) was Prince of Novgorod (1236–40, 1241–56 and 1258–1259), Grand Prince of Kiev (1236–52) and Grand Prince of Vladimir (1252–63). Metropolite Macarius made him a saint of the Russian Orthodox Church in 1547.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Благоверный князь Алекса́ндр (в схиме Алекси́й) Невский". azbyka.ru (in Russian). Retrieved 2021-08-26.
  2. V.A. Kuchkin (1986). О дате рождения Александра Невского [About the Birthdate of Alexander Nevsky]. Вопросы истории [Questions of History] (in Russian) (2): 174–176. Archived from the original on 22 February 2015.
  3. "The Faithful Saint Prince Alexandr Nevsky" (in Russian), article read on 4.11.2010.