Sophia of Lithuania was born 1371 in Trakai, Vilnius County, Lithuania to Vytautas (c1350-1430) and Anna of Smolensk (c1355-1418) and died 27 October 1453 Moscow, Russia of unspecified causes. She married Vasili I Dmitriyevich of Moscow (1371-1425) .

Sophia of Lithuania
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Sophia of Lithuania at the wedding of her son in 1433, by Pavel Chistyakov
Spouse Vasili I of Moscow
Anna of Moscow
Vasily II of Moscow
House Gediminids
Father Vytautas the Great
Mother Anna of Smolensk
Burial Cathedral of the Archangel, Moscow
prev. Ascension Convent (until 1929)
Sofia Vitovtovna grave inscription

Sophia of Lithuania's grave inscription.

Sophia of Lithuania (1371–1453) was a Grand Princess consort of Muscovy by marriage to Vasili I of Moscow. She was regent of Muscovy during the minority of her son from 1425 to 1434.


She was the only daughter of Vytautas the Great of Lithuania and his first wife, Anna of Smolensk. On 21 January 1391, while her father was engaged in the Lithuanian Civil War, she married Vasili I of Moscow. She was the longest serving consort of Russia.

After Vasili's death in 1425 she became regent for their ten-year-old son Vasili II. Her father supported Vasili's claim to the throne, which was disputed by his uncle, Yuri of Zvenigorod.

Sophia was buried in the Ascension Convent; the sarcophagus was moved in 1929 to the Cathedral of the Archangel, Moscow by Soviet authorities.[1]


  • Anna Vasilyevna of Moscow (1393-1417) (1393 – August 1417), wife of John VIII Palaiologos
  • Yuri Vasilyevich of Moscow (30 March 1395 – 30 November 1400)
  • Ivan Vasilyevich of Moscow (15 January 1396 – 20 July 1417), husband of a daughter of Ivan Vladimirovich of Pronsk.
  • Anastasia Vasilyevna of Moscow (c1398-1470), wife of Vladimir Alexander, Prince of Kiev, son of Vladimir Olgerdovich
  • Daniil Vasilyevich of Moscow (6 December 1400 – May 1402).
  • Vasilisa Vasilyevna of Moscow (c1403-c1460). Married first Alexander Ivanovich "Brukhaty", Prince of Suzdal and secondly his first cousin Alexander Daniilovich "Vzmetenj", Prince of Suzdal. They were both fifth-generation descendants of Andrei II of Vladimir.
  • Simeon Vasilyevich of Moscow (13 January – 7 April 1405)
  • Maria Vasilyevna of Moscow (c1408-c1470). Married Yuri Patrikievich, son of Patrikej, Prince of Starodub and his wife Helena. The marriage solidified his role as a Boyar attached to Moscow.
  • Vasili II of Moscow (10 March 1415 – 27 March 1462)


  1. ^ Baranauskas, Tomas (2010-10-24). "Vytauto Didžiojo mirties 580-osioms metinėms" (in lt). Retrieved 2010-10-26. 

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Offspring of Vasili I Dmitriyevich of Moscow (1371-1425) and Sophia of Lithuania
Name Birth Death Joined with
Anna Vasilyevna of Moscow (1393-1417)
Yuri Vasilyevich of Moscow (1395-1400) 18 May 1395 30 November 1400
Ivan Vasilyevich of Moscow (1396-1417) 15 January 1396 20 July 1417 Moscow, Russia
Anastasia Vasilyevna of Moscow (c1398-1470) 1398 Moscow, Russia 1470 Kiev, Ukraine Aleksandr Vladimirovich of Kiev (1390-1454)
Daniil Vasilyevich of Moscow (1400-1401)
Vasilisa Vasilyevna of Moscow (c1403-c1460)
Simeon Vasilyevich of Moscow (1405-1405)
Maria Vasilyevna of Moscow (c1408-c1470)
Vasili II Vasilyevich of Moscow (1415-1462) 10 March 1415 Moscow, Russia 27 March 1462 Maria Yaroslavna of Borovsk (c1418-1485)


Offspring of Vytautas (c1350-1430) and Anna of Smolensk (c1355-1418)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Sophia of Lithuania (1371-1453) 1371 Trakai, Vilnius County, Lithuania 27 October 1453 Moscow, Russia Vasili I Dmitriyevich of Moscow (1371-1425)


Footnotes (including sources)


Sophia of Lithuania
Born: c. 1371 Died: 1453
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Title last held by
Eudoxia of Moscow
Grand Princess consort of Muscovy
Title next held by
Maria Yaroslavna of Borovsk