New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Alexander Newski


(1219-1263) Confessor. Grand Duke of Novgorod and Kiev, born Vladimir, Russia; died Gorodetz. He was victorious over the Swedes on the River Neva, hence his surname. An organizer and reformer, he defended Russia against the Tatars. Relics at Leningrad. Feast, 30 August.

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Alexander Newski”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 28 July 2012. Web. 12 May 2021. <>