He was the son of Mikhail II Yaroslavich, grand prince of Tver, and sometimes grand prince of Vladimir, and Anna
Dmitrievna, princess of Rostov. He became grand prince of Tver in 1326 to 1327,
again 1337 - 1339, and was grand prince of Vladimir 1326 - 1327. After he fled
Tver he was prince of Pskov from 1327 to 1337. He married in 1320 with
Anastasia. Their sons were Lev, crown prince of Tver, who died without heirs;
Fedor (1320-1339) crown prince of Tver who died without heirs;
Mikhail; grand prince of Tver; Vsyevolod, appanage prince of Kholm; Andrei (after 1320
- 1366), appanage prince of Zubtsov, who married Yevdokia but apparently had no
heirs; Vladimir (1320 - 1366), crown prince of Tver who died without heirs; and
their daughters were Maria, who married Semyon
Ivanovich, grand prince of Moscow; and Yu'yana. The family is shown on this
In 1326 Aleksandr received the yarliks for Tver and Vladimir. In 1327
there was a major uprising in Tver in which the townspeople killed Chol-Kan,
the Kahn's cousin. Ivan I of Moscow took advantage of
this event to gain the Khan's favor by offering to lead a Tatar army against
Tver. Ivan's Muscovite and Tatar army sacked Tver while Aleksandr fled with his
family to Pskov. Despite great pressure the Pskov notables elected him their
prince. Ivan followed with the Tatar army. Aleksander then fled to Lithuania in
1329. He returned to Pskov in 1331 with Lithuanian support. In 1337 the Khan
called him back to Sarai and gave him back the yarlik for Tver. But by
1339 Ivan I managed to persuade the Khan to call for Aleksander again and
1325 - Dmitrii kills Yuri II at Sarai and is executed by khan - yarlik for
grand prince Vladimir goes to Aleksandr.
1327 - anti-tatar uprising at Tver, Ivan I brings Tatar army of 50,000 to sack
city. Alexandr flees to Pskov and then to Lithuania.
1331 - Aleksandr returns to Pskov as prince, then khan gives him back Tver by
replacing his brother, Konstantin.
1339 - Aleksandr is executed by khan.