Vasili I of Moscow
Vasili I Rurik of Moscow
30 December 1371
Dmitri Ivanovich Donskoy (1350-1389)
Yevdokiya Dmitriyevna (1352-1407)
27 February 1425
of unspecified causes. He married
Sophia of Lithuania (1371-1453)
9 January 1391
. Notable ancestors include
Alfred the Great (849-899)
. Ancestors are from
Vasili I Dmitrievich ( Russian: Василий I Дмитриевич) (30 December 1371 – 27 February 1425) was Grand Prince of Moscow from 1389.
He was the oldest son of
Dmitri Donskoy and Grand Princess Yevdokiya Dmitriyevna, daughter of Grand Prince Dmitri Konstantinovich of Nizhny Novgorod.
Vasili I visiting his father-in-law,
Vytautas the Great.
Vasili I continued the process of unification of the Russian lands: in 1392, he annexed the principalities of
Nizhny Novgorod and Murom; in 1397–1398 – Kaluga, Vologda, Veliki Ustyug and Komi peoples' lands.
During his reign,
feudal landownership kept growing. With the growth of princely authority in Moscow, feudals' judicial powers were partially diminished and transferred to Vasili's deputies and heads of volosts.
To prevent Russia from being attacked by the
Golden Horde, Vasili I entered into alliance with the Grand Duchy of Lithuania in 1392 and married Sophia of Lithuania, the only daughter of Vytautas the Great. The alliance turned out to be fragile, since Vytautas would later capture Vyazma and Smolensk in 1403–1404.
Timur raided the Slavic lands in 1395; he ruined the Volgan regions but did not penetrate so far as Moscow. Timur's raid was of service to the Russian prince as it damaged the Golden Horde, which for the next twelve years was in a state of anarchy. During the whole of this time no tribute was paid to the khan, Olug Moxammat, though vast sums of money were collected in the Moscow treasury for military purposes. In 1408 Edigu ravaged Russians territory, but was unable to take Moscow. In 1412, however, Vasili found it necessary to pay the long-deferred visit of submission to the Horde.
The growing influence of Moscow abroad was underlined by the fact that Vasili married his daughter Anna to Emperor
John VIII Palaeologus of Byzantium.
Marriage and children
Sophia of Lithuania. She was a daughter of Vytautas the Great and his wife Anna. They had nine known children:
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Namesakes of Vasili I Dmitriyevich of Moscow (1371-1425)
Birth place Death place Father Mother Joined with Vasili III Ivanovich of Russia (1479-1533) Moscow, Russia Ivan III Vasilyevich of Russia (1440-1505) Zoe Palaiologina (c1448-1503) Solomonia Yuryevna Saburova (c1490-1542) + Elena Vasilievna Glinskaya (1506-1538) Vasili II Vasilyevich of Moscow (1415-1462) Moscow, Russia Vasili I Dmitriyevich of Moscow (1371-1425) Sophia of Lithuania (1371-1453) Maria Yaroslavna of Borovsk (c1418-1485) Vasili I Dmitriyevich of Moscow (1371-1425) Moscow, Russia Moscow, Russia Dmitri Ivanovich Donskoy (1350-1389) Yevdokiya Dmitriyevna (1352-1407) Sophia of Lithuania (1371-1453) Vasili Aleksandrovich of Novgorod (c1240-1271) Aleksandr Nevsky (1220-1263) Vasili Andreyevich of Suzdal (c1247-c1308) Andrei II Yaroslavich of Vladimir (c1222-1264) Ustyniya Daniilovna of Halych (c1232-c1279) Vasili Andreyevich of Mologa (c1405-aft1574) Russia Russia Andrei Borisovich of Mologa (c1465-c1530) Vasili Andreyevich of Vyazma (c1221-c1250) Andrei Vladimirovich Dolgaya Ruka of Vyazma (c1205-1223) Vasili Borisovich of Shumorovo (c1430-c1470) Yaroslavl Oblast, Russia Yaroslavl Oblast, Russia Boris Glebovich of Shumorovo (c1395-c1450) Vasili Danilovich (c1287-c1310) Daniil Aleksandrovich of Moscow (1261-1303) Mariya Glebovna of Beloozero (c1264-c1300) Vasili Davidovich of Yaroslavl (1311-1345) Yaroslavl, Yaroslavl Oblast, Russia Yaroslavl, Yaroslavl Oblast, Russia David Fyodorovich of Yaroslavl (c1285-1321) Nomen nescio Yevdokiya Ivanovna of Moscow (1324-1342) Vasili Glebovich of Beloozero c1267-1283) Gleb Vasilkovich of Beloozero (1237-1278) Feodora Sartakovna (c1240-1273) Vasili Ivanovich (1562-1562) Ivan IV Vasilyevich of Russia (the Terrible) (1530-1584) Maria Temryukovna Cherkasskaya (c1545-1569) Vasili Konstantinovich of Rostov (1291-1316) Konstantin Borisovich of Rostov (1255-1307) Vasili Konstantinovich of Galich-Dmitrov (c1250-1310) Konstantin Yaroslavich of Galich-Dmitrov (c1225-1255) Vasili Mikhailovich of Vereya and Belozero (-1501) Belozero, Russia Lithuania Mikhail Andreyevich of Mozhaisk (bef1432-1486) Elena Yaroslavna of Borovsk (?-1484) Maria Palaiologina (?-?) Vasili Mikhailovich (c1295-c1340) Mikhail Glebovich of Beloozero (1263-1293) Younger Daughter of Fyodor Rostislavich (c1263-c1315) Vasili Mstislavich of Novotorzhok (c1201-1218) Mstislav Mstivlavich Udatnyi of Novgorod (c1170-1228) Maria of Cumania (c1185-c1260) Vasili Vasilyevich of Yaroslavl (c1248-c1250) Vasili Vsevolodovich of Yaroslavl (c1228-1249) Ksenia Vasili Vasilyevich of Yaroslavl (c1339-c1380) Yaroslavl, Yaroslavl Oblast, Russia Yaroslavl, Yaroslavl Oblast, Russia Vasili Davidovich of Yaroslavl (1311-1345) Yevdokiya Ivanovna of Moscow (1324-1342) Unknown Yuryevna of Smolensk Vasili Vladimirovich of Uglich (1394-1427) Peremyshl, Kaluga Oblast, Russia Russia Vladimir Andreyevich of Serpukhov (1353-1410) Elena of Lithuania (?-1438) Ulyana Mikhailovna (?-a1446) Vasili Vsevolodovich of Yaroslavl (c1228-1249) Yaroslavl, Yaroslavl Oblast, Russia Vladimir, Vladimir Oblast, Russia Vsevolod Konstantinovich of Yaroslavl (1210-1238) Olga Olgovna of Kursk (c1211-c1270) Ksenia Vasili Yaroslavich (c1305-1345) Yaroslav Yuryevich (c1270-c1320) Vasili Yaroslavich of Borovsk (1426-1483) Russia Russia Yaroslav Vladimirovich of Maloyaroslavets (1389-1426) Maria Fyodorovna Koshkina-Goltyayeva (?-aft1456) Maria Ivanovna + Unknown Vasili Fyodorovich of Mologa (c1408-c1460) Mologa, Yaroslavl Oblast, Russia Mologa, Yaroslavl Oblast, Russia Fyodor Mikhailovich of Mologa (c1340-1408)