Andrei Dmitriyevich of Mozhaysk, Prince of Mozhaysk, was born 14 August 1382 to Dmitri Ivanovich Donskoy (1350-1389) and Yevdokiya Dmitriyevna (1352-1407) and died 9 July 1432 of unspecified causes. Alfred the Great (849-899)/s, Charlemagne (747-814)/s.

Andrei Dmitrievich ( August 14, 1382 - July 9, 1432 ) - the third son [1] of the Grand Prince of Moscow and Grand Prince of Vladimir Dmitri Ivanovich Donskoy (1350-1389) and Suzdal princess Yevdokiya Dmitriyevna (1352-1407). Prince of Mozhaysk (1389-1432), he was the ancestor of the Princes of Mozhaysk.


In 1389, the dying Dmitri Donskoy bequeaths his possessions in Mozhaysk to his 7-year-old son Andrei. In Dmitri's testament, the volosts of the land are listed, among them we find such cities as Mozhaysk, Boyan (Iskona), Pototva (Galichichi), Tushkov, Vereya, Kaluga, Medyn, Beloozero and others [2] .

Death of Prince Andrei of Mozhaysk

In the same year, Dmitri Donskoy passed the village of Degunino to his son. And he, after his mother had built in the Church of the Nativity of the Virgin on Senya Kremlin Nativity of the Virgin church in Seni granted for the maintenance of the clergy of this church in the patrimony of the village Degunino all land and peasants.

Andrei was throughout his life a faithful ally of his elder brother Basil , and then his nephew -Basil the Dark . [1] Later, in 1446, the Andrei's son Ivan Andreevich would go over to Dimitri Shemyaka's side and blind his cousin Vasily II.

Prince Andrei minted his own money in the Principality of Mozhaysk. The coinage continued until the middle of the 15th century.

In 1408, at the request of Andrei, St. Ferapont founded the Luzhetsky Monastery [3] .

In 1409, together with his uncle, 56-year-old Prince Vladimir Andreevich Hrabry, led the defense of Moscow during the invasion of the Horde Khan Yedigei. After an unsuccessful three-week siege, Yedigei departed from the fortress.

In 1413 he founded the Kolotsky monastery .

The founder of Luzhetsky and Kolotsky monasteries.

He died July 9, 1432 in Mozhaysk , is buried in the Archangel Cathedral of the Moscow Kremlin.

Description of Andrei Dmitrievich's money Denga: left side: "Full-length warrior, in the left hand of a saber, under the right hand a small round shield, a scabbard on the belt, a severed human head over a hand with a shield, and an ornamental grid in a circular legend with the name of Andrey at hand with a saber." The reverse side: "The four-toed to the right, the head is turned to the left, the tail is passed between the hind legs and the trefoil ends above the back, a severed human head over the rear part of the trunk, an inverted C icon in the front. The image is placed in a rectangular frame inscribed in a circular linear bezel " [4] .


Wife from 1403 - [[Agrafena Aleksandrovna (1402-c1435), daughter of Aleksandr Patrikeyevich, Prince of Starodub-Seversky ;


  • Mikhail Andreyevich of Mozhaisk (bef1432-1486)
  • Ivan (until 1430 - 1485 [5] ) - Prince Mozhaisky (1432-1454), Starodubsky since 1454;
  • Michael (until 1432 - 1486) - Prince Vereisky and Belozersky ;
  • Anastasia (died 1451); husband: Boris Alexandrovich (after 1398 - 1461), the Grand Duke of Tver since 1425.



Offspring of Andrei Dmitriyevich of Mozhaysk and unknown parent
Name Birth Death Joined with
Mikhail Andreyevich of Mozhaisk (bef1432-1486) 1432 1486 Elena Yaroslavna of Borovsk (?-1484)



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