Prince of Tver

The title of Prince of Tver was borne by the head of the branch of the Rurikid dynasty that ruled the Principality of Tver. In 1247 Tver was allocated to Grand Prince Alexander Nevsky, and became an independent principality. In 1252, the principality passed to his brother Yaroslav, who became the ancestor of the Tver dynasty of princes.

List of Princes of TverEdit

NameLifespanReign startReign endNotesFamilyImage
Yaroslav Yaroslavich
  • Ярослав Ярославич
1230–1272124716 September 1272Son of Yaroslav II of Vladimir.
Grand Prince of Vladimir since 1264
Rurikids 
Svyatoslav Yaroslavich
  • Святослав Ярославич
?–128512721282/1285Son of Yaroslav YaroslavichRurikids 
Saint Mikhail I Yaroslavich
  • Михаил Ярославич
1272–131812861318Son of Yaroslav Yaroslavich, younger brother of Svyatoslav.
Grand Prince of Vladimir since 1305.
Executed by Mongols
Rurikids 
Dmitry Mikhailovich
  • the Fearsome Eyes
  • Дмитрий Михайлович Грозные Очи
1299–132613181326Son of Mikhail I.
Grand Prince of Vladimir since 1322.
Executed by Mongols in response to the murder of Yury of Moscow
Rurikids 
Alexander I Mikhailovich
  • Александр Михайлович
1301–133913261327Son of Mikhail I, younger brother of Dmitry.
Also Grand Prince of Vladimir.
Forced into exile in Pskov after anti-Mongol uprising in Tver
Rurikids 
Konstantin Mikhailovich
  • Константин Михайлович
1306–134513271338Son of Mikhail I, younger brother of Dmitry and Alexander IRurikids 
Alexander I Mikhailovich
  • Александр Михайлович
1301–133913381339Restored.
Executed by Mongols
Rurikids 
Konstantin Mikhailovich
  • Константин Михайлович
1306–134513391345RestoredRurikids 
Vsevolod Alexandrovich
  • Всеволод Александрович
~1328–136413461349Son of Alexander I.
Prince of Kholm
Abdicated
Rurikids 
Vasily Mikhailovich
  • Василий Михайлович
~1304–136813491368Son of Mikhail I, younger brother of Dmitry, Alexander I and Konstantin
Prince of Kashin
Rurikids 
Mikhail II Alexandrovich
  • Михаил Александрович
1333–139913681399Son of Alexander I
Grand Prince since 1382
Rurikids 
Ivan Mikhailovich
  • Иван Михайлович
1357–142513991425Son of Mikhail II
Died of plague
Rurikids 
Alexander II Ivanovich
  • Александр Иванович
~1379–142522 May 142525 October 1425Son of Ivan
Died of plague
Rurikids 
Yuri Alexandrovich
  • Юрий Александрович
~1400–142525 October 142526 November 1425Son of Alexander II
Died of plague
Rurikids 
Boris Alexandrovich
  • Борис Александрович
~1399–146126 November 142510 February 1461Son of Alexander II, younger brother of YuriRurikids 
Mikhail III Borisovich
  • Михаил Борисович
1453–150514611485Son of Boris
Forced into exile after brief war with Ivan III of Moscow, whose goal was to reunite Russian principalities under a single authority
Rurikids 

In 1485, Ivan III conquered Tver, and until 1490, his son Ivan the Young governed the duchy.

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