Ivan II The Fair Grand Prince of Moscow

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Russian: Иван Иванович Красный, II
Nicknames: "Ivan II of Russia II (Krasnyi)"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Moscow, город Москва, Russia
Death: Died in Moscow, город Москва, Russia
Place of Burial: Cathedral of the Archangel, Moscow, город Москва, Russia
Immediate Family:

Son of Ivan I (Moneybag) Grand Prince of Moscow and Елена Александровна
Husband of Феодосия Дмитриевна and Александра Ивановна Васильевна? Вельяминова
Father of Saint Dmitry I of the Don, Grand Prince of Moscow; Иван (Малый) Звенигородский and Анна Ивановна Боброк-Волынская
Brother of Simeon Proud; Даниил Иванович Смоленской and Андрей Иванич Серпуховский Prince of Borowski Kalita, Prince
Half brother of Феодосия / Maria? Ивановна Ростово-Борисоглебская and Мария Ивановна ?

Occupation: Grand Prince of Moscow
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About Ivan II The Fair Grand Prince of Moscow

Ivan II Ivanovich the Fair (Иван II Иванович Красный in Russian), Grand Prince of Moscow

Born: 30 March 1326

Died: 13 November 1359

Father:

Ivan I

Mother:

Helena

Spouses:

Fedosia of Bryansk

Alexandra Velyaminova

Issue:

Dmitry Ivanovich Donskoi

Liuba Ivanovna

Ivan Ivanovich of Zvenigorod

Maria Ivanovna

Predecessor : Simeon http://www.geni.com/people/Simeon-the-Proud-Grand-Prince-of-Moscow/361886414530007915#/tab/overview

Successor: Dmitry I http://www.geni.com/people/Saint-Dmitry-I-of-the-Don-Grand-Prince-of-Moscow/6000000000671874700

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivan_II_of_Moscow

Ivan II was the second son of Ivan Kalita who succeeded his brother Simeon the Proud, who died of the Black Death, as Grand Prince of Moscow and Grand Prince of Vladimir in 1353. Until that date, he had ruled the towns of Ruza and Zvenigorod.

Upon succeeding his brother and because of increased civil strife among the Golden Horde, Ivan briefly toyed with the idea of abandoning traditional Moscow allegiance to the Mongols and allying himself with Lithuania, a growing power in the west. This policy was quickly abandoned and Ivan asserted his allegiance to the Golden Horde.

Contemporaries described Ivan as a pacific, apathetic ruler, who didn't flinch even when Algirdas of Lithuania captured his father-in-law's capital, Bryansk. He also allowed Oleg of Riazan to burn villages on his territory. However, Orthodox churchmen aided consolidating the power of the Grand Prince. He received much aid from the capable Metropolitan Alexius. Like his brother, Ivan II was not as successful as his father or grandfather with regards to territorial expansion. Nevertheless, he was able to annex areas southwest of Moscow, including the areas of Borovsk, and Vereya.

He is buried in the Cathedral of the Archangel Michael in Moscow.

Ivan was married twice. In 1341, Ivan married his first wife Fedosia Dmitrievna of Bryansk. She was a daughter of Dmitry Romanovich, Prince of Bryansk. She died childless in Autumn, 1342.

Ivan remained a widower for three years. In 1345, Ivan married his second wife Alexandra Ivanovna Velyaminova. She was a daughter of Vasily Velyaminov, a mayor of Moscow. They had at least four children:

Dmitri Donskoi (12 October 1350 – 19 May 1389). His successor in the Grand Duchy of Moscow.

Liuba Ivanovna. Assumed the name "Anna" following her marriage to Dmitry Mikhailovich, Prince of Volhynia (d. 1399). Her husband was a son of Karijotas.

Ivan Ivanovich, Prince of Zvenigorod (c. 1356 - October, 1364).

Maria Ivanovna. -------------------- Ivan II of Moscow

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Ivan II Ivanovich the Fair (Иван II Иванович Красный in Russian) (March 30, 1326 – November 13, 1359) was the second son of Ivan Kalita who succeeded his brother Simeon the Proud, who died of the Black Death, as Grand Prince of Moscow and Grand Prince of Vladimir in 1353. Until that date, he had ruled the towns of Ruza and Zvenigorod.

Reign

Upon succeeding his brother and because of increased civil strife among the Golden Horde, Ivan briefly toyed with the idea of abandoning traditional Moscow allegiance to the Mongols and allying himself with Lithuania, a growing power in the west. This policy was quickly abandoned and Ivan asserted his allegiance to the Golden Horde.[1]

Contemporaries described Ivan as a pacific, apathetic ruler, who didn't flinch even when Algirdas of Lithuania captured his father-in-law's capital, Bryansk.[2] He also allowed Oleg of Riazan to burn villages on his territory. However, Orthodox churchmen aided consolidating the power of the Grand Prince. He received much aid from the capable Metropolitan Alexius. Like his brother, Ivan II was not as successful as his father or grandfather with regards to territorial expansion. Nevertheless, he was able to annex areas southwest of Moscow, including the areas of Borovsk, and Vereya.

He is buried in the Cathedral of the Archangel Michael in Moscow.

[edit]Marriages and children

Ivan was married twice. In 1341, Ivan married his first wife Fedosia Dmitrievna of Bryansk. She was a daughter of Dmitry Romanovich, Prince of Bryansk. She died childless in Autumn, 1342.

Ivan remained a widower for three years. In 1345, Ivan married his second wife Alexandra Ivanovna Velyaminova. She was a daughter of Vasily Velyaminov, a mayor of Moscow. They had at least four children:

Dmitri Donskoi (12 October 1350 - 19 May 1389). His successor in the Grand Duchy of Moscow.

Liuba Ivanovna. Assumed the name "Anna" following her marriage to Dmitry Mikhailovich, Prince of Volhynia (d. 1399). Her husband was a son of Karijotas.

Ivan Ivanovich, Prince of Zvenigorod (c. 1356 - October, 1364).

Maria Ivanovna.

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Ivan II The Fair Grand Prince of Moscow's Timeline

1326
March 30, 1326
Moscow, город Москва, Russia
1342
1342
Age 15
1345
1345
Age 18
1350
October 12, 1350
Age 24
Москва, Русия
1354
1354
Age 27
1359
November 13, 1359
Age 33
Moscow, город Москва, Russia
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Moscow - aka Ivan Krasny (the red)
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Moscow, город Москва, Russia