He was born in the first half of the 13th
cent as the third son of Yaroslav II Vsyevolodvich,
grand prince of Vladimir, and Yaroslav's second
wife, Rostislava -Feodosiya Mstislavna, princess of
Novgorod. He married around 1250 with the daughter (possibly Yustin'ya) of
Daniil Romanovvich, king of Galicia. The family prior
to Andrei is shown on this chart. His sons were
Yuri, Vasilii and
Mikhail, prince of Suzdal. He is shown with his
descendents on this chart. He was appanage prince
of Suzdal (? 1248, 1257-1264) and grand prince of
Vladimir (1249-1252). He died in 1264.
He supported his brother, Aleksandr Nevski, against
the Teutonic knights at Lake Chud in 1242. He went with his brother to Sarai
and was given the yarlik for Vladimir in 1242 while Aleksandr was given
the yarlik for Kyiv, which he didn't want and didn't visit.. In 1252
Aleksandr defeated him, whereupon he fled to Sweden. He was ruling in Gorodets
when Aleksandr died there enroute back from Sarai.
1249 - Andrei assumes title of Grand Prince of Vladimir on death of Svyatoslav.
1251 - He refuses to go to Sarai to receive yarlik from Khan Batu whereupon
Tatars devastate Vladimir and in 1252 Andrei flees to Novgorod and then Sweden
1256 - Andrei returns from Sweden and receives appanages at Gorodets and Nizhni
1258-9 - He accompanies Aleksandr Nevski to Novgorod to insist that the people
not resist the Tatar census and tax.
1259 - He receives appanage for Suzdal also.
1263 - He is ruling at Gorodetz when his brother, Aleksandr Nevski dies there
en route back from Sarai. He died the following year.