Simeon of Moscow

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Simeon Ivanovich Gordiy (the Proud) (Семён Иванович Гордый in Russian) (7 November 1316 – 27 April 1353) was Prince of Moscow and Grand Prince of Vladimir.wikipedia
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Ivan II of Moscow

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Upon receiving news of his father death, Simeon and his brothers Andrey and Ivan left for the Golden Horde to seek Uzbeg Khan's patent (yarlyk) for taking over the title of Grand Prince.
He was the second son of Ivan Kalita, and succeeded his brother Simeon the Proud, who died of the Black Death.

Ivan I of Moscow

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Simeon continued his father's policies aimed to increase the power and prestige of his state. In 1340 Simeon, the eldest son of Ivan Kalita, was stationed in Nizhny Novgorod.
Ivan's greatest success, however, was convincing the Khan in Sarai that his son, Simeon The Proud, should succeed him as the Grand Duke of Vladimir; from then on, the important position almost always belonged to the ruling house of Moscow.

Novgorod Republic

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Simeon's rule was marked by regular military and political standoffs against the Novgorod Republic and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania.
Ivan Kalita, Simeon the Proud and other Muscovite monarchs sought to limit Novgorod's independence.

Jani Beg

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Uzbeg Khan, Simeon's sovereign, died soon afterwards; his successor, Jani Beg, secured the control of the Horde through killing his brothers.
The Grand Princes of Moscow, Simeon Gordiy, and Ivan II, were under constant political and military pressure from Jani Beg.

Öz Beg Khan

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Upon receiving news of his father death, Simeon and his brothers Andrey and Ivan left for the Golden Horde to seek Uzbeg Khan's patent (yarlyk) for taking over the title of Grand Prince. Uzbeg Khan, Simeon's sovereign, died soon afterwards; his successor, Jani Beg, secured the control of the Horde through killing his brothers.
Öz Beg welcomed Ivan's sons and made Simeon Grand Prince (duke) in 1340.

Uliana of Tver

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The marriage of pagan Algirdas to Orthodox Uliana of Tver, unlawful from the viewpoint of the church, was nevertheless approved by Theognostus; it gave birth to Jogaila.
After her father and eldest brother were murdered by Öz Beg Khan in 1339, Uliana was placed in care of Simeon of Moscow, who married Uliana's elder sister Maria in 1347.

Gediminas

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News of the death of Gediminas forced Algirdas to quit the campaign before Simeon could arrange a military response.
He also secured an alliance with the nascent Grand Duchy of Moscow by marrying his daughter, Anastasia, to the grand duke Simeon.

Alexius, Metropolitan of Kiev

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He installed Alexis as Metropolitan of Moscow, successor to the late Theognostus, and secured a profitable estate for Maria.
By the will of Symeon the Proud, Alexius was appointed adviser to his brothers – Ivan and Andrew.

Karijotas

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However, Jani Beg handed Karijotas over to Simeon of Russia for a ransom.

Russian language

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Simeon Ivanovich Gordiy (the Proud) (Семён Иванович Гордый in Russian) (7 November 1316 – 27 April 1353) was Prince of Moscow and Grand Prince of Vladimir.

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Simeon Ivanovich Gordiy (the Proud) (Семён Иванович Гордый in Russian) (7 November 1316 – 27 April 1353) was Prince of Moscow and Grand Prince of Vladimir.

Grand Duke of Vladimir

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Simeon Ivanovich Gordiy (the Proud) (Семён Иванович Гордый in Russian) (7 November 1316 – 27 April 1353) was Prince of Moscow and Grand Prince of Vladimir.

Grand Duchy of Lithuania

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Simeon's rule was marked by regular military and political standoffs against the Novgorod Republic and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania.

Black Death

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A relatively quiet period for Moscow was ended by the Black Death that claimed the lives of Simeon and his sons in 1353.

Nizhny Novgorod

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In 1340 Simeon, the eldest son of Ivan Kalita, was stationed in Nizhny Novgorod.

Golden Horde

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Upon receiving news of his father death, Simeon and his brothers Andrey and Ivan left for the Golden Horde to seek Uzbeg Khan's patent (yarlyk) for taking over the title of Grand Prince.

Tver

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Simeon won the patent through bribing the Khan's retinue; princes of Tver and Suzdal had to agree to his seniority; Uzbeq also extended his benevolence to Simeon's issue.

Suzdal

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Simeon won the patent through bribing the Khan's retinue; princes of Tver and Suzdal had to agree to his seniority; Uzbeq also extended his benevolence to Simeon's issue.

Byzantine Empire

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He was also granted the ceremonial title epi trapezes offikios by the Byzantine Empire, which can be loosely translated as seneschal or stolnik.

Seneschal

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He was also granted the ceremonial title epi trapezes offikios by the Byzantine Empire, which can be loosely translated as seneschal or stolnik.

Stolnik

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He was also granted the ceremonial title epi trapezes offikios by the Byzantine Empire, which can be loosely translated as seneschal or stolnik.

Veliky Novgorod

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In the same 1340 Simeon engaged in his first military standoff with Veliky Novgorod.

Torzhok

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Simeon claimed his right to collect taxes in the Novgorodian town of Torzhok.

Boyar

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Torzhok boyars locked up Simeon's tax collectors and called for help from Novgorod.