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Vasily II of Moscow

1415 - 1462

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Vasily II Vasilyevich (Russian: Василий II Васильевич, also transcribed as Vasili or Vasilii; 10 March 1415 – 27 March 1462), also known as Vasily the Blind or Vasily the Dark (Василий Тёмный), was a Grand Prince of Moscow in the 15th century. When his father died in 1425, the 10-year-old Vasily and his uncle Dmitry Shemyaka started fighting over the right to the throne, causing the Muscovite War of Succession (1425–1453). At one point, Vasily was captured and blinded by his opponents. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vasily II of Moscow has received more than 234,095 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia. Vasily II of Moscow is the 2,118th most popular politician (up from 2,276th in 2019), the 214th most popular biography from Russia (up from 228th in 2019) and the 76th most popular Russian Politician.

Vasily II of Moscow is most famous for his victory over the Mongols in the Battle of Kulikovo Field.

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Among politicians, Vasily II of Moscow ranks 2,118 out of 15,577Before him are Maria Ludovika of Austria-Este, Kavad I, Al-Mahdi, Robert I, Duke of Parma, King Zhaoxiang of Qin, and Arthur Balfour. After him are Chlodwig, Prince of Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst, Eric V of Denmark, Nogai Khan, Stamford Raffles, Gabriel Bethlen, and Tiberius II Constantine.

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Among people born in 1415, Vasily II of Moscow ranks 4Before him are Piero della Francesca, Frederick III, Holy Roman Emperor, and Dieric Bouts. After him are Cecily Neville, Duchess of York, Jan Długosz, Joanot Martorell, Jacquetta of Luxembourg, Albert van Ouwater, John Argyropoulos, Aristotele Fioravanti, and Afonso Gonçalves Baldaia. Among people deceased in 1462, Vasily II of Moscow ranks 1After him are Anne of Austria, Landgravine of Thuringia, Anne of Cyprus, Pasquale Malipiero, and Dai Jin.

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Among people born in Russia, Vasily II of Moscow ranks 214 out of 3,262Before him are Ivan I of Moscow (1288), Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich of Russia (1857), Roman Abramovich (1966), Alexander Herzen (1812), The French Angel (1903), and Pafnuty Chebyshev (1821). After him are Fritz Albert Lipmann (1899), Ivan Krylov (1769), Maria Eleonora of Brandenburg (1599), Dmitry Kabalevsky (1904), Patriarch Kirill of Moscow (1946), and Nikolay Chernyshevsky (1828).


Among politicians born in Russia, Vasily II of Moscow ranks 76Before him are Gennady Yanayev (1937), Gennady Zyuganov (1944), Mikhail Suslov (1902), Princess Irina Alexandrovna of Russia (1895), Öz Beg Khan (1282), and Ivan I of Moscow (1288). After him are Vasily Blokhin (1895), Dmitry Ustinov (1908), Mikhail Mishustin (1966), Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich of Russia (1847), Gustav Bauer (1870), and Lyudmila Putina (1958).