Boris Aleksandrovich

Boris Aleksandrovich

 

Died Feb. 10, 1461. Grand prince of Tver’ from 1425; son of the grand prince of Tver’, Aleksandr Ivanoyich.

In 1446, Boris Aleksandrovich fought with Novgorod, seized Torzhok, and entered into an alliance with Prince Dmitrii Shemiaka and the prince of Mozhaisk, Ivan An-dreevich; together they seized the treasury of the grand prince of Moscow, Vasilii II Vasil’evich Temnyi. Convinced that Tver’ would not succeed in establishing hegemony over northeastern Russia, Boris Aleksandrovich made peace with Vasilii II and negotiated a marriage between his daughter Mariia and Vasilii’s son Ivan, the future grand prince.

At the command of Boris Aleksandrovich, a chronicle setting forth the history of the world from its creation to the fall of Constantinople (1453) was compiled; at the center of the narrative is the Tver’ principality. The Praiseworthy Word About the Lord and Master Grand Prince Boris Aleksandrovich by the monk Foma appeared during his reign.

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While the names of these explorers are well known to Russian historians and members of the public (and many of them also to English-speaking historians), by yet another coincidence, another native of Tul'skaya Oblast', while not an explorer, is well known to Russian historians for his contribution to Soviet Arctic history, namely that of meteorologist Boris Aleksandrovich Kremer.
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In the summer of 1963, Boris Aleksandrovich achieved a real milestone; in his "spare time" he had been working towards a BSc degree at Moscow State University, and in 1963 he graduated, having successfully defended his thesis entitled "Zemlya Frantsa-Iosifa: The history of exploration and present conceptions about its environment." He resisted pressures to proceed further with his formal education by working towards the degree of Candidate of Geographical Sciences, but this did not mean that he was not pursuing research and writing in his spare time.
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On the afternoon of 13 January 1976, Terence Armstrong flew in to Moscow, looking forward to spending time with Boris Aleksandrovich. But that meeting did not take place; Boris Aleksandrovich had died, somewhat unexpectedly, that very morning.