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Дмитрий Александрович Алекса́ндрович (Рюриковичи Владимирские)

Russian: Дми́трий Алекса́ндрович (Рюриковичи Владимирские), Lithuanian: Dimitrijus Алекса́ндрович (Рюриковичи Владимирские)
Birthdate: (44)
Birthplace: Moscow, город Москва, Russia
Death: 1294 (44)
derevnya Volok, Province of Novgorod, Russia
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Son of Alexander Nevsky and Aleksandra Praskowija Brjachislavna, Полоцкая
Husband of N1250 Dmitriyeva
Father of Maria Dmitriyevna grand-daugter of Alexander Nevsky; Ivan (1) Dmitrievich; Ivan (2) Dmitrievich and Aleksandr Dmitrievich
Brother of Eudoxia Aleksandrovna; Vasily (Vasili) Aleksandrovich; Andrei (Andrey) of Gorodets and St. Daniel, prince of Moscow

Occupation: Grand Prince of Vladimir-Suzdal, Grand Prince of Vladimir
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About Dmitry of Pereslavl

Dmitry Alexandrovich (Russian: Дми́трий Алекса́ндрович)

Born: 1250 Died: 1294, Volok

Father: Aleksandr Iaroslavich "Nievskiy" Mother: Aleksandra Spouse: Name unknown Issue: Ivan Dmitrievich (1), Aleksandr Dmitrievich, Ivan Dmitrievich (2), Maria Dmitrievna, Unknown Dmitrievna,%20Rurik.htm

DMITRY Aleksandrovich ([1250]-Volok 1294[819]). He was appointed Prince of Pereyaslavl in 1253 by his father. He was installed as Prince of Novgorod by his father in 1259, but was removed by his uncle Iaroslav Grand Prince of Vladimir in 1264 after his father died. The Novgorod Chronicle records that he was restored in Novgorod on the death of Prince Iaroslav, only to be removed again in 1273 in favour of his uncle Vasily, but succeeded again in 1277 on the death of the latter. He succeeded his uncle in 1277 as DMITRY I Grand Prince of Vladimir. He was deposed by the Mongols in 1281, apparently for refusing to visit Sarai to swear allegiance. However, he gained support of the Mongol commander Nogai who had acquired a powerful position as an independent leader among the Golden Horde and returned as Grand Prince in 1283. Dmitry was deposed in 1293 by the new khan Tokhta, who gave his support to the restoration of his brother Andrei. Prince of Kostroma 1276-1293. m ---. The name of Dmitry´s wife is not known. Dmitry & his wife had five children, Ivan Dmitrievich (1), Aleksandr Dmitrievich, Ivan Dmitrievich (2), Maria Dmitrievna, Unknown Dmitrievna.

Dmitry Alexandrovich (ca. 1250-1294) was Grand Duke of Vladimir-Suzdal from 1276 until 1281 and then from 1283 until 1293. Dmitry was the second son of Alexander Nevsky. When his elder brother Vasily died young, Dmitry remained the chief heir to his illustrious father. As early as 1259, he was left by Alexander in charge of Novgorod. Upon Alexander's death in 1264, however, the Novgorodians expelled Dmitry to his native Pereslavl-Zalessky, citing his youth as a pretext. Four years later, when Dmitry had turned 18, he was welcomed back to Novgorod and — together with his future son-in-law, Daumantas of Pskov — led a local militia against Livonian Knights in the Battle of Rakvere. During the following decade, he struggled for control of Novgorod against his uncles, Yaroslav III and Vasily of Kostroma. In 1276, when his elders died, he finally ascended the coveted thrones of Vladimir and Novgorod. Two years later, he founded a great fortress of Koporye, which he intended to rule himself. The Novgorodians revolted, forcing Dmitry to leave Koporye and Novgorod altogether. While Dmitry was preoccupied with pacifying Novgorod, Andrey of Gorodets (Dmitry's younger brother) went to the Golden Horde and received from the khan permission to replace Dmitry as the grand duke. In 1281, Andrey returned to Russia, joined his forces with princes of Rostov and Yaroslavl and, after much devastation to Dmitry's lands, seized his capital Pereslavl. Dmitry fled to Koporye but, failing to win support of Novgorodians, had to retreat further northward, probably to Scandinavia. Two years later, Dmitry returned to Russia, only to find his lands ravaged by the Mongols and his brother Andrey. Thereupon he went to the Black Sea and met Nogai Khan, who was the greatest enemy of legaL khan Telebuga in the Golden Horde at that time. Wishing to increase his authority in Russia, Nogai vowed to support Dmitry in his struggle for the grand ducal throne. On hearing about this, Andrey renounced his claims to Vladimir and Novgorod and returned to Gorodets. In 1285 Andrey again brought Mongol hordes to Russia, but these were expelled by Dmitry and his allies. Finally, in 1293 Andrey managed to unite the Mongols and Russian princes in opposition to Dmitry. Reluctant to renew fratricidal hostilities, Dmitry took monastic vows in 1293 and died the next year. He was buried in the Saviour Cathedral of Pereslavl-Zalessky.

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Moscow, город Москва, Russia
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derevnya Volok, Province of Novgorod, Russia