Eupraxia of Ryazan

Eupraxia of Ryazan (d. 1237), was a Princess consort of Ryazan by marriage to Prince Fyodor Yurevich of Ryazan. She was venerated as a local saint in the Russian Orthodox church. She committed suicide rather than to surrender to captivity of Batu Khan during the Mongol invasion of Russia. She has been portrayed in films.

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  • Евпраксия, жена князя Федора Юрьевича // Энциклопедический словарь Брокгауза и Ефрона : в 86 т. (82 т. и 4 доп.). — СПб., 1890—1907.