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French military commander Bertrand du Guesclin and a key figure of medieval Rus – Alexander Yaroslavich Nevsky.
Bertrand du Guesclin (Breton: Beltram Gwesklin; c. 1320 – 13 July 1380), nicknamed “The Eagle of Brittany” or “The Black Dog of Brocéliande”, was a Breton knight and an important military commander on the French side during the Hundred Years’ War. From 1370 to his death, he was Constable of France for King Charles V. Well known for his Fabian strategy, he took part in six pitched battles and won the four in which he held command.
Alexander Yaroslavich Nevsky (Russian: Александр Ярославич Невский, Aleksandr Yaroslavich Nevskiy. 13 May 1221 – 14 November 1263) served as Prince of Novgorod (1236–40, 1241–56 and 1258–1259), Grand Prince of Kiev (1236–52) and Grand Prince of Vladimir (1252–63) during some of the most difficult times in Kievan Rus’ history.Commonly regarded as a key figure of medieval Rus’, Alexander was a grandson of Vsevolod the Big Nest and rose to legendary status on account of his military victories over German and Swedish invaders. He preserved Russian statehood and Russian Orthodoxy, agreeing to pay tribute to the powerful Golden Horde. Metropolite Macarius canonized Alexander Nevsky as a saint of the Russian Orthodox Church in 1547.