(Alexander of Novgorod; ca. 122063). B. probably Vladimir, Russ.; prince of Novgorod 1238; defeated Swedes on the Neva R. (hence Nevski) 1240 and Livonian knights (see Estonia, 1) on ice of Lake Peipus 1242; grand duke of Kiev and Novgorod 1246, of Vladimir 1252; opposed RCm; venerated in the Russ. Ch.
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