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Coat of arms of the Zassekin princes

Zassekin (Sassekin, Russian Засекин ) is the name of an extinct Russian princely family whose tribe is derived agnatically from the Rurikids .


Prince Zyrovoy-Zassekin

The lineage of princes Zassekin begins Fyodor Glebowitsch, a grandson of Vasily Davidowitsch, prince of Yaroslavl († 1345).

His older son Semyon Fyodorovich donated the Temnosiny house. Among his descendants was the voivode and general Peter Wassili Zassekin († after 1533). He continued the line with his three sons.

The younger son Ivan Fjodorowitsch Zasseka donated the Kubensky, Sontzev-Zassekin and Zyrovoy-Zassekin houses with his three sons.

Most of the princes Zasekin were in the service of the Grand Duchy of Moscow and their development focus was on the south-eastern border of the former Novgorod Republic , about northwest of Tver , in the catchment area of ​​the Mologa and the Msta .

All the houses are extinct in the male line .

coat of arms

The princely coat of arms (1798) shows in the quartered shield, covered with a heart shield , inside a left-facing upright bear , shouldering a golden halberd (Yaroslavl). In 1 and 4 in blue Saint Michael with a golden nimbus , shield and flaming sword in silver Roman armor and cloak (Kiev). In 2 and 3 in silver on green ground a gold mount with a black cannon barrel turned to the left, on the right end of which stands a natural bird of paradise turned to the left (Smolensk). Splendid pieces : Princely coat with a princely hat .


  • Ivan Iwanewitsch Zassekin († after 1526), ​​1514–1525 general in the Russo-Lithuanian War , 1525–1526 envoy to the court of Emperor Charles V.
  • Peter Fjodorowitsch Zassekin († 1537), 1536 commander of Sebesch , general, killed in battle with the Tatars
  • Gregori Osipowich Zassekin († 1596/1597), first voivode of the fortified cities of Samara (1586), Saratov (1590) and Tsaritsyn (1589) on the Volga


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