Vasili Ivanovich (Kosoy) Obolensky (Russian: Василий Иванович (Косой) Князь Оболенский) was born circa 1395 to Ivan Konstantinovich of Obolensk (c1355-c1415) and died circa 1465 of unspecified causes.

Vasili Obolensky, nicknamed Kosoy (The cross-eyed) was a Russian prince in the service of the Vasili II of Moscow (1415-1462) Grand Prince of Moscow. He is one of the representatives of the princely family Obolensky , industry princes of Chernigov . Ruricovich in the XVII generation. Son of Ivan Konstantinovich Obolensky, his sons were the ancestors of the two main branches of the Obolensky family.

In 1443, as commander of the Russian and Mordovian army he repelled the invasion of the Tatar prince Mustafa in Ryazan. In the battle of the River Scrolling Tatar army was defeated and taken many prisoners.

In 1445 was a warlord in Murom . After the defeat of Russian troops in the capture of Suzdal and Vasily the Blind Ulu-Muhammed did a great service Vasily the Dark by intercepting messenger Tatar Begich, who held talks with Dmitry Shemyaka . In 1450, during the war, Vasily the Blind Dmitry Shemyaka was sent to the Galich . January 27, he took the city by expelling Shemyaka.



Offspring of Prince Vasili Ivanovich (Kosoy) Obolensky and Maria Fyodorovna Vsevolozh-Zabolotskaya (c1400-c1435)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Ivan Vasilyevich Striga Prince Obolensky (c1420-1478)
Aleksandr Vasilyevich Obolensky (c1423-1501)
Yaroslav Vasilyevich Striga Prince Obolensky (c1425-1487) 1425 1490 NN Mikhailovna Saburova (c1430-1487)
Pyotr Vasilyevich (Nagoy) Obolensky (c1427-1510)

Offspring of Prince Vasili Ivanovich (Kosoy) Obolensky and Yevpraksya Mikhailovna Belyovskaya (c1440-c1500)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Vasili Vasilyevich Telepnya (c1440-c1505)
Fyodor Vasilyevich Telepnya (c1445-c1510)


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