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Kurbsky, Andrey Michajlovič
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(1528 – May 23, 1583, Kovelʾ, Wolhynia). Descended from the dynasty of Smolensk/Yaroslav princes, Kurbsky is first mentioned in 1549 as a participant in Ivan the Terrible's campaign against Kazan. He served Ivan as a successful military leader during the Livonian War. Having fallen out of favor, Kurbsky changed allegiance in 1564 and entered the service of King Sigismund Augustus II, who endowed him with estates in Lithuania and Wolhynia. During his exile, as a student of Maksim Grek, Kurbsky considerably …

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Oswalt, Julia, “Kurbsky, Andrey Michajlovič”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 24 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_12494>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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