Mikhail Aleksandrovich of Tver was born 1333 in Pskov, Pskov Rayon, Pskov Oblast, Russia to Aleksandr Mikhailovich of Tver (1301-1339) and Anastasia Yuryevna of Halych (c1293-c1364) and died 25 August 1399 Tver, Tver Oblast, Russia of unspecified causes. He married Evdokia Konstantinovna of Suzdal . Charlemagne (747-814), Alfred the Great (849-899)/s, Charlemagne (747-814)/s, Hugh Capet (c940-996)/s, Rollo of Normandy (860-932)/s.

Mikhail Alexandrovich (Russian: Михаил Александрович) (1333 – August 26, 1399) was Grand Prince of Tver and briefly held the title of Grand Prince of Vladimir. He was one of only two Tver princes after 1317 (the other was his father, Aleksandr) to hold the title of Grand Prince, which was almost the exclusive purview of the Muscovite princes.

Mikhail Alexandrovich was the fourth son of Aleksandr Mikhailovich of Tver. Mikhail grew up in Pskov, where his father had fled after the Tver Uprising of 1327. He was christened by the Archbishop of Novgorod, Vasili Kalika, in 1333.[1] Five years later, he and his mother were called to Tver when Aleksandr returned to the city. In 1341, he went to Novgorod where Archbishop Vasili taught him reading and writing (which would have meant reading the Scriptures). In 1368, he became prince of Tver.

Mikhail Aleksandrovich was among the last princes to seriously threaten Grand Principality of Moscow for possession of the office of Grand Prince of Vladimir, hoping to unseat Moscow with the aid of his brother-in-law Algirdas, Grand Duke of Lithuania. In 1371, he managed to gain the jarlig or patent of office as Grand Prince of Vladimir from the Khan of the Golden Horde, and was accepted as Prince of Novgorod, an important economic asset for any Russian prince. He seems to have lost power the following year when Algirdas concluded the Treaty of Lyubutsk with Dimitri Donskoy, Grand Prince of Moscow, but it is not clear who was considered grand prince between 1372 and 1375,[2] at which time Dmitri Donskoy defeated Mikhail.


  1. ^ Arsenni Nasonov, ed. Novgorodskaia Pervaia Letopis Starshego i mladshego izvodov (Moscow and Leningrad: AN SSSR, 1950),345.
  2. ^ Michael C. Paul, “Was the Prince of Novgorod a ‘Third-rate Bureaucrat’ after 1136?” Jahrbücher für Geschichte Osteuropas 56, Heft 1 (2008): 111.


Offspring of Mikhail Aleksandrovich of Tver and Evdokia Konstantinovna of Suzdal
Name Birth Death Joined with
Aleksandr Mikhailovich (1355-1357)
Ivan Mikhailovich of Tver (1357-1425)
Mikhail Aleksandrovich of Tver (1333-1399) 1333 Pskov, Pskov Rayon, Pskov Oblast, Russia 25 August 1399 Tver, Tver Oblast, Russia Evdokia Konstantinovna of Suzdal
Aleksandr Mikhailovich "Ordynets"(c1360-1389)
Boris Mikhailovich of Tver (1362-1395)
Fyodor Mikhailovich of Mikulin (c1365-1409)


Footnotes (including sources)


Mikhail Aleksadrovich of Tver
Born: 1333 Died: 1399
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Dmitri Donskoy of Moscow
Grand Prince of Vladimir
Succeeded by
Dmitri Donskoy of Moscow
Preceded by
Vasili of Kashin
Prince of Tver
Succeeded by
Ivan of Tver
Preceded by
Prince of Mikulin
Succeeded by
Fyodor Mikhailovich of Mikulin

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