Vladimir Andreyevich Hrabyi of Serpukhov, Prince of Serpukhov, Prince of Borovsk, Prince of Uglich, was born 15 July 1353 in Russia to Andrei Ivanovich of Serpukhov (1327-1353) and Yuliana of Galich-Dmitrov and died 12 August 1410 Russia of unspecified causes. Charlemagne (747-814), Alfred the Great (849-899)/s, Charlemagne (747-814)/s, Rollo of Normandy (860-932)/s.

Vladimir Andreyevich the Bold (Russian: Владимир Андреевич Храбрый) (July 15, 1353-1410) was the most famous prince of Serpukhov. Chronicles relate many military exploits committed in the wars waged by his cousin, Dmitri Donskoy of Moscow.

A grandson of Ivan I Kalita, Vladimir inherited Serpukhov, Borovsk, and a third part of Moscow from his brother at the age of 5. As his cousin Dmitri of Moscow was also a child, both princes had to be tutored by the Metropolitan Alexis who arranged a treaty stipulating Vladimir's loyalty to his Muscovite cousin.

Pursuant to the treaty, Vladimir helped Dmitri to fight the Principality of Tver (1375), the Principality of Ryazan (1385), the Livonian Knights (1379), and the Republic of Novgorod (1392). Although he married a daughter of Algirdas of Lithuania in 1371, Vladimir still loyally supported Dmitri in his struggle against the Lithuanians.

In 1374, anxious to defend his capital, Vladimir built the first oaken kremlin in Serpukhov. In 1377, Vladimir sacked the Severian towns of Trubchevsk and Starodub. In the great Battle of Kulikovo Vladimir commanded cavalry which decided the Russian victory. When Tokhtamysh invaded Russia two years later, Vladimir defeated his force near Volokolamsk.

It is not clear why Vladimir quarrelled with his cousin in 1388. Although they made peace the same year, Vladimir was forced to leave Serpukhov for Torzhok following Dmitri's death and enthronment of his son Vasili I. A year later, he returned to Serpukhov and concluded a treaty with Vasily, whereby he obtained the appanage towns of Volokolamsk and Rzhev. Later, he exchanged these towns for Gorodets, Uglich, and Kozelsk, while forfeiting his claims to Murom and Tarusa.

Vladimir's last military campaign was to defend Moscow against the horde of Edigu in 1408. He died two years later and was interred in the Archangel Cathedral. His seven sons continued the lineage of Serpukhov princes until 1456. His granddaughter Maria of Borovsk married Vasili II and gave birth to Ivan the Great, who expelled the last princes of Serpukhov to Lithuania. The last of Vladimir's male-line descendants died in 1521.


Offspring of Vladimir Andreyevich Hrabyi of Serpukhov and Elena of Lithuania (c1360-1438)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Andrei Vladimirovich of Serpukhov (c1380-c1381) 1381 1382
Ivan Vladimirovich of Serpukhov (1381-1422) 1381 Russia 7 October 1422 Russia Vasilisa Fyodorovna of Ryazan (c1387-c1440)
Semyon Vladimirovich of Borovsk (c1383-1426) 1383 Russia 1426 Russia Vasilisa Semyonovna Romanovich (?-a1462)
Andrei Vladimirovich of Radonezh (c1385-1426) 1385 Russia 5 November 1426 Radonezh, Russia Yelena Dmitriyevna Vsevolozha (c1385-c1440)
Yaroslav Vladimirovich of Maloyaroslavets (1389-1426) 18 January 1389 Dmitrov, Dmitrov Rayon, Moscow Oblast, Russia 16 August 1426 Anna Semyonovna Novlenskaya (c1390-1411)
Maria Fyodorovna Koshkina-Goltyayeva (c1395-c1460)
Vasili Vladimirovich of Uglich (1394-1427) 9 July 1394 Peremyshl, Kaluga Oblast, Russia 1427 Russia Ulyana Mikhailovna (?-a1446)
Fyodor Vladimirovich of Serpukhov (1390-b1406) 26 January 1390 Russia 1406 Russia



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Vladimir Andreyevich
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Ioann Andreyevich of Serpukhov (1353-1358)
Prince of Serpukhov
Succeeded by
Ivan Vladimirovich of Serpukhov (1410-1422)
New title Prince of Borovsk
Succeeded by
Semyon Vladimirovich of Borovsk (1410-1426)
Preceded by
Pyotr Dmitrievich of Dmitrov (1389-1405)
Prince of Uglich
Succeeded by
Vasili Vladimirovich of Uglich (1410-1427)

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