Son of Ivan I. By will of Ivan Kalita Ivan II got 23 towns and settlements, Zvenigorod and Ruza being main among them. After the death of his brother Semion, a rival of Ivan for the throne of the Great Principality of Vladimir appeared – Prince Konstantin Vasilyevich of Suzdal, who was supported by the Novgorodians. However, their efforts were futile: the Khan gave the patent for the throne to Ivan. The rival could not reconcile with this for a long time, and only in 1354, before his death, Konstantin acknowledged Ivan. According to a chronicler, Ivan was a meek,
Buried at the Archangel Cathedral of the Moscow Kremlin.
Portrait (imaginary) of Ivan II Krasny