Saint Alexander Newski

steel engraving of Saint Alexander Nevsky; 1880 by Alfred Rambaud; from 'A Popular History of Russia'; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsAlso known as

  • Alexander Nevski
  • Alexander Nevsky



Grand Duke of Novgorod and Kiev. He defeated the Swedes in battle on the River Neva; from that he derived his surname of Newski (Nevski). Defended his land against invading Tatars. Confessor of the faith.



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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Alexander Newski“. CatholicSaints.Info. 13 August 2020. Web. 22 June 2021. <>