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Alexander Nevski


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Alexander Nevski 1220?-1263. Russian saint and national hero named after the Neva River, where he defeated the Swedes in 1240.


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  • Dimitar Dilkoff/Agence French Presse/Getty Images An elderly woman passed under a table where the Bible is placed during the Good Friday service in the golden-domed Alexander Nevski cathedral in Sofia, Bulgaria.

    Holy Week

  • Death of Alexander Nevski on his way back from the Golden Horde.


  • As prince of Vladimir, Alexander Nevski did his utmost to prevent insurrections against Tatar rule and built up a system of protection based on submission and conciliation.


  • (See 1263) EASTERN EUROPE C. 1430 (MAP) GRAND PRINCES OF MOSCOW (1176-1505) The period following the death of Alexander Nevski (1263) was marked by the continued and repeated disruption of the Russian lands, due to the complicated and unfortunate system of succession in the princely family.

    c. Russia

  • Alexander Nevski defeated the Swedes under Birger Jarl on the Neva River and thus broke the force of the Swedish advance.


  • Novgorod, as we have seen, had escaped the Tartar invasion, but when Alexander Nevski received a letter from

    The Story of Russia

  • Prince Andrew, the unworthy son of Alexander Nevski, who, in 1281, induced the Tartars to aid him in pillaging Vladimir, Souzdal, Mourom,

    The Story of Russia

  • The people sent to Alexander Nevski, begging him to come to their rescue, and after several refusals he consented.

    The Story of Russia

  • He succeeded as grand duke in 1236, when he left his son Alexander Nevski as duke in

    The Story of Russia

  • It belonged to Alexander Nevski, who at his death left it to his son

    The Story of Russia


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