Serpukhov Principality

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Serpukhov Principality

 

an appanage Muscovite principality in the basin of the Nara and Protva rivers with its center at Serpukhov. The principality became independent in 1341 by the terms of the will of Ivan Kalita, who gave Serpukhov to his son Andrei. From 1358 to 1410, the Serpukhov Principality was ruled by Prince Vladimir Andreevich Khrabryi, who erected the city walls and led the Serpukhov army in the Battle of Kulikovo in 1380. The principality was attacked by the Tatar horde of Tokhtamysh in 1382, by the horde of Edigei in 1408, and by troops of the Lithuanian Prince Svitrigaila in 1410. In 1410, Vladimir Andreevich Khrabryi divided the principality among his five sons. The principality was abolished in 1456, when Grand Prince Vasilii II ordered Prince Vasilii Iaro-slavich of Serpukhov stripped of his appanage.

REFERENCE

Simson, P. Istoriia Serpukhova ν sviazi s Serpukhovskim kniazhestvom i voobshche s otechestvennoi istoriei, parts 1–2. Moscow, 1880.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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