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Biography of Alexander Nevski


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Alexander Nevski, Saint, born in 1219, prince of Novgorod. A brave soldier, his surname of "Nevski" being given him after a signal victory over the Swedes on the banks of the Neva. He submitted to Batu Khan, the Tartar chief, who confirmed him in his dominions and also bestowed upon him the sovereignty of southern Russia. Died, 1263.