Alexander Yaroslavich (1221, Pereslavl-Zalessky – 1263, Gorodets) is a famous Russian commander. He was Prince of Novgorod in 1236-1240, 1241-1252, 1257-1259, Grand Prince of Kiev in 1249-1263 and Grand Prince of Vladimir in 1252-1263. He got the honourable sobriquet “Nevsky” as in 1240 he fought with great courage and won the Nevsky Battle (which occurred on the Neva River) against Swedish troops. On 5th April he defeated the German knights at Chudskoe Lake (“The Ice Battle”).

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