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Pavel Petrovich Chistyakov (1832 - 1919)  At the wedding of Vasilii the Dark Sofia Vitovtovna pulls the belt Prince Vasilii Kosoi  Oil on canvas, 1861   The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
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Title: Sofia Vitovtovna
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Pavel Petrovich Chistyakov (1832 - 1919)
At the wedding of Vasilii the Dark Sofia Vitovtovna pulls the belt Prince Vasilii Kosoi
Oil on canvas, 1861
The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

Sophia of Lithuania (13711453) was the only daughter of Vytautas the Great of Lithuania and his first wife Anna. On January 21, 1391, while her father was engaged in the Lithuanian Civil War, she married Vasili I of Russia. After his death in 1425 she became regent for their ten-year old son Vasili II. Her father supported Vasili's claim to the throne, which was disputed by his uncle Yuri of Zvenigorod.
She and Vasili I of Russia had at least nine children:
Anna of Moscow (1393 August 1417), wife of John VIII Palaiologos
Yury Vasilievich (30 March 1395 30 November 1400)
Ivan Vasilievich (15 January 1396 20 July 1417), husband of a daughter of Ivan Vladimirovich of Pronsk
Anastasia Vasilievna (d. 1470), wife of Vladymir Alexander, Prince of Kiev. Her husband was a son of Vladymir, Prince of Kiev. His paternal grandparents were Algirdas and Maria of Vitebsk.
Daniil Vasilievich (6 December 1400 May 1402).
Vasilisa Vasilievna, wife of Alexander Ivanovich "Brukhaty", Prince of Suzdal, and Alexander Daniilovich "Vzmetenj", Prince of Suzdal
Simeon Vasilievich (13 January 7 April 1405)
Maria Vasilievna, wife of Yuri Patrikievich. Her husband was a son of Patrikej, Prince of Starodub and his wife Helena. His paternal grandfather was Narimantas.
Vasily II of Moscow (10 March 1415 27 March 1462)

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