Person:Dmitrij Tver (1)

Dmitrij Mikhailovich, Grand Duke of Tver
d.15 Sep 1326
  1. Dmitrij Mikhailovich, Grand Duke of Tver1299 - 1326
  2. Aleksandr Mikhailovich of Tver1301 - 1339
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Name Dmitrij Mikhailovich, Grand Duke of Tver
Alt Name Dmitrij II "Terrible Eyes" Grand Duke of Tver, [And Vladimir]Duke of Ancona] II
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1299
Marriage to Marija, Princess of Lithuania
Death[1] 15 Sep 1326
Reference Number? Q982255?

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Dmitry Mikhaylovich of Tver (1299 – 15 September 1326), nicknamed The Fearsome Eyes, was a Grand Prince of Tver (from 1318 to 1326) and Grand Prince of Vladimir (from 1322 to 1326). He was a son of Mikhail of Tver and Anna of Kashin.

Dmitry continued his father's fight with Grand Prince Yuri Danilovich of Moscow for the yarlik (also iarlik) that is, the diploma or patent of office for the title of Grand Prince of Vladimir, which was granted by the Khan of the Golden Horde. The title was much desired because the Grand Prince of Vladimir was the khan's tax-collector in Rus', and as such could gain authority and real power over the other princes of Rus'.

Following Yury's machinations which led the khan to grant the yarlik to Moscow and their father's execution by the Horde in 1318, Dmitry and his brother, Alexander, fought a series of battles with Yury. They prevailed against him at the Horde, culminating in Dmitry's acquisition of the yarlik of office for the grand princely throne in 1322 and his murder of Yury at the Horde (in Sarai) three years later. Dmitry was himself arrested for the murder and executed in Sarai on the orders of Uzbeg Khan in 1326. His remains were taken back to Tver and interred in the cathedral there.

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