SOPHIA DMITRIEVNA (1371–1373 - † 1427), the Grand Princess of Ryazan, since the spring of 1387 the wife of Fyodor Olegovich, the Grand Prince of Ryazan


  • Dmitry Ivanovich Donskoy, Prince of Moscow (1359-1389), the Grand Prince of Vladimir (1363-1389)



Sophia is mentioned in the chronicals as the very first of the daughters of Dmitry Donskoy and Evdokia Dmitrievna. The exact date of her birth is unknown, but it is believed that she was born between 1371-1373. It is believed that she was the oldest of the sisters [2, p. 19].

In the spring of 1387 Sophia was married to Fedor, the son of the Ryazan prince Oleg Ivanovich  [I, cl. 146-148; II, p. 137; 2, p. 19; 3, vol. 1, p. 122]. During his reign, Oleg conducted a rather complicated diplomacy, maneuvering between the interests of Moscow, Lithuania and Tver. In the 1380s, Oleg quite decisively tried to return the volosts annexed by Moscow, which, in conditions of difficult relations with the Mongol khans, only exacerbated the difficult position of the Moscow prince Dmitry Ivanovich. D.I. Ilovaisky wrote that the reconciliation of the princes took place with the help of Sergius of Radonezh and refers to a certain treaty letter that has not survived to this day [1]. It was supported by A. V. Ekzemplyarsky [3, Vol. 1, p. 122; V. 2, p. 595]. In this case, the marriage of Fedor Olgovich and Sophia Dmitrievna looks like a consolidation of the agreements reached.

In marriage Sophia and Fedor had at least three children: two sons, Vasily and Ivan, and a daughter, Vasilisa [3, V. 2, p. 595].

The exact date of the death of Sophia Dmitrievna is unknown, presumably she died in 1427. This year, as the date of the death of Prince Fyodor, was indicated by D.I. Ilovaisky and A.V. Ekzemplyarsky.

Sofya Dmitrievna was buried in Ryazan in the Church of the Assumption of the Virgin [1]. 


  • Vasily Olgovich (c. 1390 - 1406 or 1407)
  • Ivan Olgovich (c. 1392 - 1456), the Grand Prince of Ryazan (in 1409).
  • Vasilisa, the wife of Ivan Vladimirovich, Prince of Serpukhov.


I. PSRL. T. XI. Letopisnyi sbornik, imenuemyi Patriarshei ili Nikonovskoi letopis'iu (1362–1424 gg.). M., 2000.

II. PSRL. T. XVIII. Simeonovskaia letopis'. M., 2007.


1.      Ilovaiskii D.I. Istoriia Riazanskogo kniazhestva. SPb., 1859.

2.      Kuchkin V.A. Moskovskie Riurikovichi (genealogiia, demografiia) // Istoricheskii vestnik. 2013. № 04 (151). S. 6–73.

3.      Ekzempliarskii A.V. Velikie i udel'nye kniaz'ia severnoi Rusi v tatarskii period s 1238 g. po 1505 g.: biograficheskie ocherki po pervoistochnikam i glavneishim posobiiam. T. 1. Velikie kniaz'ia Vladimirskie i Vladimiro-Moskovskie. SPb., 1889. T. 2. Vladetel'nye kniaz'ia Vladimirskikh i Moskovskikh udelov i velikie i udel'nye vladetel'nye kniaz'ia Suzdal'sko-Nizhegorodskie, Tverskie. Riazanskie. SPb., 1891.