Yaroslav III Yaroslavich of Tver, Prince of Tver, Prince of Novgorod, Grand Prince of Kiev, Grand Prince of Vladimir, was born 1230 to Yaroslav II Vsevolodovich of Vladimir (1191-1246) and Rostislava Mstislavna of Smolensk (c1202-1244) and died 16 September 1272 of unspecified causes. He married Natalya (c1230-1252) . He married Kseniya Yuryevna of Tarusa (c1246-1312) 1214 JL .

Yaroslav III Yaroslavich (1220–1271) (Russian: Ярослав Ярославич) was the first Prince of Tver and the tenth Grand Prince of Vladimir from 1264 to 1271. Yaroslav and his son Mikhail Yaroslavich presided over Tver's transformation from a sleepy village into one of the greatest centres of power in medieval Russia. All the later princes of Tver descended from Yaroslav Yaroslavich.

He was a son of Yaroslav II and younger brother of Aleksander Nevsky. In 1247, while still a minor, he received from his uncle the town of Tver.

Yaroslav Yaroslavich in Novgorod

In 1252, Yaroslav and his brother Andrei seized Aleksander Nevsky's capital, Pereyaslavl-Zalessky. Reinforced by Tatar units, Aleksander Nevsky presently fought it back, taking Yaroslav's children prisoners and leaving his wife as a casualty on the battle field. Yaroslav fled to Ladoga whence he was summoned by Novgorodians to succeed Aleksander as their military commander. In 1258 he visited the khan's capital in Sarai, and two years later led the Novgorod army against the Teutonic Knights.

Upon Aleksandr Nevsky's death in 1263, Yaroslav quarreled with Andrei as to who should become Grand Prince next. They went to the Golden Horde for arbitration, which was in favour of Yaroslav. The latter, however, settled in Novgorod and married a daughter of one local boyar. Various Novgorodian factions still conspired against him and sought to place his brother Vasili Yaroslavich or Aleksandr's son Dmitri Aleksandrovich of Pereyaslavl on the throne.

In 1270, the armies of three princes stood for a week near the town of Staraya Russa, ready for battle. The metropolitan, however, managed to reconcile them. Yaroslav, on surrendering Novgorod to his nephew, accompanied him to Sarai and died on his way back to Tver on September 9, 1271. He was succeeded in Tver by his eldest son Svyatoslav Yaroslavich and then by a more famous one, Mikhail Yaroslavich.

See also

Yaroslav Yaroslavich
Born: 1203 Died: 1269
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Aleksandr Nevsky
Grand Prince of Vladimir
Succeeded by
Vasili Yaroslavich
Preceded by
Vasili Aleksandrovich
Prince of Novgorod
Succeeded by
Vasili Aleksandrovich
Preceded by
Dmitri Aleksandrovich
Prince of Novgorod
Succeeded by
Yuri Andreyevich
Preceded by
Prince of Tver
Succeeded by
Svyatoslav Svyatoslavich


Offspring of Yaroslav Yaroslavich of Tver and Natalya (c1230-1252)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Svyatoslav Yaroslavich of Tver (c1250-c1282) 1250 1282

Offspring of Yaroslav Yaroslavich of Tver and Kseniya Yuryevna of Tarusa (c1246-1312)  ¢
Name Birth Death Joined with
Kseniya Yaroslavna of Tver (c1268-1286)
Mikhail Yaroslavich of Tver (1271-1318) 1271 22 November 1318 Anna Dmitriyevna of Kashin (c1280-1368)


Offspring of Yaroslav II Vsevolodovich of Vladimir (1191-1246) and Rostislava Mstislavna of Smolensk (c1202-1244)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Fyodor Yaroslavich (1219-1233)
Aleksandr Nevsky (1220-1263) 30 May 1220 Pereyaslavl-Zalessky, Yaroslavl Oblast, Russia 14 November 1263 Gorodets, Nizhny Novgorod Oblast, Russia Aleksandra Bryachislavna of Polotsk (c1221-c1265)
Andrei II Yaroslavich of Vladimir (c1222-1264) 1222 1264 Ustyniya Daniilovna of Halych (c1232-c1279)
Mikhail Yaroslavich Khorobrit (1226-1248) 1226 Pereslavl-Zalessky, Russia 15 January 1248 Serpukhov, Russia
Daniil Yaroslavich (1227-1256) 1227 1256
Yaroslav Yaroslavich of Tver (1230-1272) 1230 16 September 1272 Natalya (c1230-1252)
Kseniya Yuryevna of Tarusa (c1246-1312)
Konstantin Yaroslavich of Galich-Dmitrov (1231-1255) 1225 1255 Vladimir, Vladimir Oblast, Russia
Mariya Yaroslavna (1240-1240) 1240 1240
Vasili Yaroslavich of Kostroma (1241-1276) 1241 Vladimir, Russia 1276 Kostroma
Afanasi Yaroslavich (1239-1239) 1239 1239
Yevdokiya Yaroslavna (1243-1243) 1243 1243



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¢2 Children 2
  • together with another daughter