Terrible Basil Davidovich( Prince Yaroslavl)
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Biography Terrible Basil Davidovich
sitting at the Yaroslavl principality at a time when Moscow, represented by their princes, vigorously sought to material gain at the expense of their neighbors and to the complete dominance in the family of the princes of the North-Eastern Russia. Apparently, he did not immediately understand the politics of contemporary Moscow Prince Ivan Kalita and even married his daughter Eudoxia. Especially Kalita tried to break the Prince of Tver, as a more serious rival of Moscow. In 1339, "according to the Duma" - that is, intrigue - Kalita, Khan summoned to the Horde Aleksandr Mikhailovich of Tver and Basil Davidovich. Kalita, . probably, . fear, . that the joint action of the princes, . that stuck and Belozersky Romanchuk (Roman Mikhailovich), . not taken to the Horde for him to undesirable traffic, . sent a detachment of 500 men, . to grasp Basil Davidovich, but the latter fought off this unit and arrived safely in Ordu,
. As can be seen on the implications, if the opponents Kalita and were not punished by Khan, he could not shake the confidence of the last of the Prince of Moscow. In 1340, Mr.. died Ivan Danilovich and princes: Tver, Yaroslavl and Suzdal Konstantin V. "soproshasya ... the great reign, and went to the Horde, and went to the son of Ivan Danilovich, Semyon. But Kalita not with empty hands went to the Horde: Khan announced the grand duke Seeds. Willy-nilly, Basil Davidovich had to admit his podruchnichestvo Moscow, in the same year he, like all the other princes of the unit, took part in Moscow's troops march Torzhok. Basil Davidovich died in winter 1345. and was buried in Yaroslavl Transfiguration Cathedral. From marriage to the daughter Kalita, he had three sons: Basil, Gleb and Roman. "Complete Collection of Russian Chronicles", I, 229; III, 79; IV, 49 - 7; V, 216, 221 - 2, 224; VII, 198, 205 - 7, 210; XV, 414, 422, "Nikon. " III, 125, 165, 172 - 3, 179, 182; "Prod. Nestor, 78, 85, 89. Compare Ekzemplyarsky Great and princes of the unit in the Tatar period ", II, 84 - 87. A. Ekzemplyarsky.