Vasily Kosoy era hijo de Yury Dmitrievich y Anastasia de Smolensk. Su abuelo fue Dmitry Donskoy, quien resolvió el tema de la herencia de la corona al aprobar una ley según la cual su hijo mayor Vasily I se convertirá en Gran Príncipe después de su muerte y el segundo en la línea será el hijo menor de Donskoy, Yury Dmitrievich.
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Vasiliy Yuryevich Kosoy (the Squint) (Russian: Василий Юрьевич Косой; ca. 1401–1448) was prince of Zvenigorod from 1421. Read more on Wikipedia Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vasily Kosoy has received more than 23,120 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia.
En Historia Sofía de Lituania insultando a Vasily Kosoy durante un banquete de bodas, cuadro de Pavel Chistyakov (1861) / foto dominio público en Wikimedia Commons La forma más habitual de sucesión de un rey es la de padre a hijo pero históricamente ha habido otras.
Vasily died in 1425 and left a child, Vasily Vasilyevich, whom he appointed as the Grand Prince (known as Vasily II). This was against the existing rule, where the oldest living brother and not a son, should have received the crown. Yury thus became a pretender and moved from Zvenigorod, his main residence, to Galich, to be farther from Moscow.
After Yuri's death in 1432, his claims were taken up by his sons, Vasily Kosoy and Dmitry Shemyaka, who pursued the Great Feudal War well into the 1450s. Although he was ousted from Moscow on several occasions, taken prisoner by Olug Moxammat of Kazan, and blinded in 1446, Vasily II eventually managed to triumph over his enemies and pass the throne to his son.
Vasily Kosoy's younger brothers Dmitri Shemyaka and Dmitry Krasny did not support his claim to be grand prince and allied themselves with Vasily II and received from him Uglich and Galich respectively as part of the alliance. The three princes marched on Vasily Kosoy in Moscow who fled with the treasury to Novgorod, then Kostroma where he ...