Aleksandr Peresvet

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Peresvet, Aleksandr


Died 1380. Hero of the battle of Kulikovo.

Peresvet was a boyar of Briansk (or Liubech, according to another version), who became a monk of the St. Sergius Trinity Monastery. He opened the battle of Kulikovo on Sept. 8, 1380, by calling out the Tatar bogatyr Temir-Murza (Chelubei) to a duel. According to the account of the chronicle, they came together with such force that they were both killed on the spot.

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