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grand princess consort regent of Moscow Elena Vasílievna Glińska

Russian: Великая Княгиня Московская Елена Васильевна Глинская, Lithuanian: Maskvos didžioji kunigaikštienė Elena Glinskaja
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Birthplace: Великое Княжество Московское
Death: April 04, 1538 (30)
Москва, Русское Государство
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Daughter of Vasili Gliński and Anna Glińska
Wife of Grand prince of Russia Vasily III Ivanovich, Rurikid
Partner of Ivan "Ovchina" Fedorovich Telepnev-Obolensky
Mother of Tsar of all Russia, Grand Prince of Moscow Ivan IV Vasilyevich and Yuri Vasilievich, prince of Uglich
Sister of Иван Васильевич Глинский; Maria Vasilievna Glinskaya; Михаил Васильевич Глинский; Александра Васильевна Glinskaya and Юрий Васильевич Глинский

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Ielena Vasilievna Glinskaia, daughter of Vasily Lvovich Glinsky & his wife Anna Iakchich ([1506/07]-3/14 Apr 1538). After her husband's death, she was reputedly the mistress of Prince Ivan F Ovchina-Telepnev-Obolinsky, whose arrest was ordered as soon as she died.

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Elena Vasilyevna Glinskaya (Елена Васильевна Глинская in Russian) (c. 1510 - 4 April(13).1538, Moscow) was the second wife of Grand Prince Vasili III and regent of Russia for 5 years (1533-38).

Elena was a daughter of Prince Vasili Lvovich Glinsky by Princess Anna of Serbia. It is to her powerful uncle, Prince Mikhail Glinsky, that the family owned its distinction. In 1526, Vasili III resolved to divorce his barren wife, Solomoniya Saburova, and marry Elena. According to the chronicles, he chose Elena "because of the beauty of her face and her young age."

Despite strong opposition from the Russian Orthodox Church, the divorce was effected, and Elena gave birth to Ivan (future Ivan IV the Terrible) in 1530 and Yuri (future prince of Uglich) in 1532. It was later rumoured, that Elena brought witches from Finland and people of the Sami to help her conceive by the help of magic On his deathbed, Vasili III transferred his powers to Elena Glinskaya until his oldest son Ivan was mature enough to rule the country. The chronicles of those times do not provide any more or less precise information on Elena's legal status after Vasili's death. All that is known is that it could be defined as regency and that the boyars had to report to her. That is why the time between Vasili's death and her own demise in 1538 is called the reign of Elena.

Elena Glinskaya challenged the claims of her brothers-in-law, Yury of Dmitrov and Andrey of Staritsa. The struggle ended with their incarceration in 1534 and 1537, correspondingly. Elena's reign is also known for conflicts inside the government, caused by Elena's close association with a handsome young boyar named Ivan Feodorovich Ovchina-Telepnev-Obolensky and Metropolitan Daniel. In 1535, Elena conducted a currency reform, which resulted in introduction of a unified monetary system in the state. In foreign affairs, Glinskaya succeeded in signing an armistice with Lithuania in 1536, simultaneously neutralizing Sweden. She had a new defence wall constructed around Moscow, invited settlers from Lithuania, bought Russian prisonerns free and instigated messurers to protect travelers against street bandits. She is noted to have visited several convents Elena died in 1538 at a relatively young age. Some historians believe that she was poisoned by the Shuiskys, who usurped the power after her death. Recent investigations of the remains tend to support the thesis that Elena was poisoned.


Elena Glinskaya

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Elena Vasilyevna Glinskaya (Елена Васильевна Глинская in Russian) (? - April 4(13).1538, Moscow) was the second wife of Grand Prince Vasili III and regent of Russia for 5 years (1533-38).

Elena was a daughter of Prince Vasili Lvovich Glinsky by Princess Anna of Serbia. It is to her powerful uncle, Prince Mikhail Glinsky, that the family owned its distinction. In 1526, Vasili III resolved to divorce his barren wife, Solomoniya Saburova, and marry Elena. According to the chronicles, he chose Elena "because of the beauty of her face and her young age."[1]

Despite strong opposition from the Russian Orthodox Church, the divorce was effected, and Elena gave birth to Ivan IV (future Ivan the Terrible) in 1530 and Yuri (future prince of Uglich) in 1532.[2] On his deathbed, Vasili III transferred his powers to Elena Glinskaya until his oldest son Ivan was mature enough to rule the country.[3] The chronicles of those times do not provide any more or less precise information on Elena's legal status after Vasili's death. All that is known is that it could be defined as regency and that the boyars had to report to her. That is why the time between Vasili's death and her own demise in 1538 is called the reign of Elena.

Elena Glinskaya challenged the claims of her brothers-in-law, Yury of Dmitrov and Andrey of Staritsa. The struggle ended with their incarceration in 1534 and 1537, correspondingly. Elena's reign is also known for conflicts inside the government, caused by Elena's close association with a handsome young boyar named Ivan Feodorovich Ovchina-Telepnev-Obolensky and Metropolitan Daniel. In 1535, Elena conducted a currency reform, which resulted in introduction of a unified monetary system in the state. In foreign affairs, Glinskaya succeeded in signing an armistice with Lithuania in 1536, simultaneously neutralizing Sweden. Some historians believe that she was poisoned by the Shuiskys, who usurped the power after her death. Recent investigations of the remains tend to support the thesis that Elena was poisoned.[4]

[edit]References

^ Natalia Pushkareva, Women in Russian History from the Tenth to the Twentieth Century. Eve Levin Trans. (New York: M. E. Sharpe, 1997), 65.

^ Janet Martin, Medieval Russia 980-1584 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995), 292-293.

^ Martin, Medieval Russia, 293.

^ Martin, Medieval Russia, 331; Pushkareva, Women in Russian History, 65-67.

О Великой Княгине Московской Елене Васильевне Глинской (русский)

Великий Князь Василий Иоаннович в январе 1526 года выбрал себе в жены дочь одного из князей Глинских – Василия Львовича Слепого – осиротевшую к той поре княжну Елену Васильевну Глинскую, внучку Льва Борисовича Глинского. Первенцем от этого брака в августе 1530 года и стал Великий Князь Иоанн Васильевич (Грозный)

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1508
1508
Великое Княжество Московское
1530
August 25, 1530
Age 22
Москва, Русское Государство
1532
October 30, 1532
Age 24
1538
April 4, 1538
Age 30
Москва, Русское Государство
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