Danilov Monastery

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Danilov Monastery

 

a monastery for men. founded around 1282 on the right bank of the Moskva River in Moscow by Prince Daniil Alexandrovich, after whom the monastery was named. Daniil took monastic vows before he died in 1303, and his remains were interred at the monastery. The monastery played an important role in defending Moscow from Crimean Tatar invasions, particularly during the raid of Kaza-Girei’s troops in 1591. In early December 1606, a large-scale battle took place in front of the monastery between I. I. Bolotnikov’s peasant forces and the army of Tsar Vasilii Shuiskii. The battle ended with the defeat of the rebels. During the second half of the 19th century the cemetery at the Danilov Monastery served as a burial place for many writers, painters, and musicians. Among those buried there were N. V. Gogol, N. M. Iazykov, V. G. Perov. and N. G. Rubinstein; the remains of all of them were subsequently moved to other cemeteries.

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