Elena Ivanovna of Moscow was born 19 May 1476 in Moscow, Russia (Moscow Kremlin) to Ivan III Vasilyevich of Russia (1440-1505) and Zoe Palaiologina (c1448-1503) and died 20 January 1513 in Vilnius, Lithuania of unspecified causes. Notable ancestors include Charlemagne (747-814), Alfred the Great (849-899), William I of England (1027-1087), Hugh Capet (c940-996). Ancestors are from Russia, France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium, Ukraine, the Netherlands, Italy, Hungary, Turkey, the Byzantine Empire, Sweden, Belarus, Lithuania, Canaan.
Helena Ivanovna of Moscow (Russian: Елена Ивановна; Lithuanian: Elena; Polish: Helena Moskiewska) (19 May 1476 – 20 January 1513) was a Grand Duchess of Lithuania and Queen of Poland as a wife of king of Poland Alexander Jagiellon.
Helena was the daughter of a Grand Prince of Moscow, Ivan III, and Sophia Palaiologina, a niece of the last Byzantine emperor Constantine XI Palaiologos. Helena was a younger sister of Grand Prince of Moscow Vasili III of Russia. In 1495 the marriage between Alexander Jagiellon, Grand Duke of Lithuania, and Helena was held in the Cathedral of the Theotokos in Vilnius, in the presence of Saint Macarius, Metropolitan of Moscow. She did not convert to Catholicism to become Queen of Poland and remained faithful to her Eastern Orthodox Church beliefs. That is why she was never crowned.
Helena had two pregnancies (in 1497 and 1499), but both ended in miscarriages. The second miscarriage left her severely ill and unable to bear children. According to a rumor, she was poisoned by Mikołaj Radziwiłł. She was buried in the Cathedral of the Theotokos in Vilnius.
|16. Dmitriy Ivanovich Donskoy|
|8. Vasiliy I Dmitriyevich of Moscow|
|17. Eudoxia Dmitriyevna of Suzdal|
|4. Vasily II Vasiliyevich of Moscow|
|18. Vytautas, Grand Duke of Lithuania|
|9. Sophia of Lithuania|
|19. Anna of Smolensk|
|2. Ivan III Vasilevich of Moscow|
|20. Vladimir Andreievich of Sierpukhov|
|10. Yaroslav Vladimirovich of Maloyaroslavets|
|21. Elena of Lithuania|
|5. Maria Yaroslavna of Borovsk|
|22. Fyodor Fyodorovich Koshkin-Goldyayev|
|11. Maria Fyodorovna Koshkina-Goltyayeva|
|1. Helena of Moscow|
|24. John V Palaiologos|
|12. Manuel II Palaiologos|
|25. Helena Kantakouzene|
|6. Thomas Palaiologos|
|26. Constantine Dragaš|
|13. Jelena Dragaš|
|3. Zoe Palaiologina|
|28. Andronico Asano Zaccaria|
|14. Centurione II Zaccaria|
|29. Mavros of Arcadia|
|7. Katharina Zaccaria of Achaea|
|30. Leonardo II Tocco|
|15. Creusa Tocco|
Elena Ivanovna of Moscow (1476-1513)Born: 19 May 1476 Died: 20 January 1513
Elisabeth of Austria
| Queen consort of Poland|
Grand Duchess consort of Lithuania
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