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Sophia of Lithuania

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Father  Vytautas the Great
House  Gediminids
Died  October 27, 1453
Role  Vytautas' daughter
Name  Sophia Lithuania

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Burial  Cathedral of the Archangel prev. Ascension Convent (until 1929)
Issue More…  Anna of Moscow Vasily II of Moscow
Mother  Anna, Grand Duchess of Lithuania
Spouse  Vasily I of Moscow (m. 1391–1425)
Children  Vasily II of Moscow, Anna of Moscow
Parents  Vytautas, Anna, Grand Duchess of Lithuania
Similar People  Vasily II of Moscow, Vasily I of Moscow, Vytautas, Eudoxia of Moscow, Anna - Grand Duchess

Sophia (1371–1453) was the only daughter of Vytautas the Great of Lithuania and his first wife, Anna. On 21 January 1391, while her father was engaged in the Lithuanian Civil War, she married Vasili I of Russia. She was the longest serving consort of Russia. After Vasili's death in 1425 she became regent for their ten-year-old son Vasili II. Her father supported Vasili's claim to the throne, which was disputed by his uncle, Yuri of Zvenigorod. Sophia was buried in the Ascension Convent; the sarcophagus was moved in 1929 to the Cathedral of the Archangel by Soviet authorities.


She and Vasili I of Russia had at least nine children:

  • Anna of Moscow (1393 – August 1417), wife of John VIII Palaiologos
  • Yury Vasilievich (30 March 1395 – 30 November 1400)
  • Ivan Vasilievich (15 January 1396 – 20 July 1417), husband of a daughter of Ivan Vladimirovich of Pronsk
  • Anastasia Vasilievna (d. 1470), wife of Vladymir Alexander, Prince of Kiev. Her husband was a son of Vladymir, Prince of Kiev. His paternal grandparents were Algirdas and Maria of Vitebsk.
  • Daniil Vasilievich (6 December 1400 – May 1402).
  • Vasilisa Vasilievna, wife of Alexander Ivanovich "Brukhaty", Prince of Suzdal, and Alexander Daniilovich "Vzmetenj", Prince of Suzdal.
  • Simeon Vasilievich (13 January – 7 April 1405)
  • Maria Vasilievna, wife of Yuri Patrikievich. Her husband was a son of Patrikas, Prince of Starodub, and his wife, Helena. His paternal grandfather was Narimantas.
  • Vasily II of Moscow (10 March 1415 – 27 March 1462)
  • References

    Sophia of Lithuania Wikipedia