Rostislav I of Kiev

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Rostislav Mstislavich (Russian and Ukrainian: Ростисла́в Мстисла́вич) (c. 1110–1167), Kniaz' (Prince) of Smolensk (1125–1160), Novgorod (1154) and Velikiy Kniaz (Grand Prince) of Kiev (1154, 1159–1167). He was the son of Mstislav I of Kiev and Christina Ingesdotter of Sweden.

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After Yaroslav II of Kiev was driven out of Novgorod, Rostislav was invited to become the ruler of Novgorod. He accepted, and became the prince on April 17, 1154. Then, learning that Iziaslav II had died, Rostislav left Novgorod to take the Kievan throne. Indignant that their prince had abandoned them and angered that "he did not make order among them, but tore them more apart", the citizens of Novgorod drove out Rostislav's son, David, who was their governor. They replaced him with Mstislav Yurievich, the son of Yury Dolgoruky.

Yaroslav II Iziaslavich, Prince of Turov (1146), Novgorod (1148–1154), Lutsk (1157–1180) and Grand Prince of Kiev. He was the son of Iziaslav II of Kiev and the brother of Mstislav II of Kiev.

Iziaslav II of Kiev Grand Prince of Kiev

Iziaslav II Mstislavich, was the oldest son of Mstislav Vladimirovich,, and Christina Ingesdotter of Sweden. He was baptized as Panteleimon. Izyaslav is considered to be progenitor of the Monomakhovychi Volhynian branch.

David Rostislavich, Prince of Smolensk (1180–1197) was fourth son of Rostislav Mstislavich, Velikiy Kniaz of Kiev.

Rostislav ruled Kiev for one week before Iziaslav III of Kiev forced him to flee to Chernigov.

Iziaslav III of Kiev Grand Prince of Kiev

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He left four sons, princes David Rostislavich of Novgorod, Mstislav Rostislavich of Smolensk, Roman I of Kiev and Rurik Rostislavich and two daughters Elena Rostislavna of Kiev-Smolensk (died 1204) and Agrafena Rostislavna (died 1237).

Mstislav Rostislavich Prince of Smolensk and Prince of Novgorod

Mstislav Rostislavich, known as "The Brave", was Prince of Smolensk and Prince of Novgorod. He should not be confused with another prince of the same name, Mstislav Rostislavich Bezokii, who was Prince of Rostov and also Prince of Novgorod and who died in 1178.

Roman Rostislavich, Prince of Smolensk, Grand Prince of Kiev and Prince of Novgorod (1178–1179). He was the son of Rostislav Mstislavich.

Rurik Rostislavich grand prince of Kiev

Rurik Rostislavich (?–1215), Prince of Novgorod (1170–1171), Belgorod Kievsky, presently Bilohorodka (1173–1194), Grand Prince of Kiev, Prince of Chernigov (1210–1214).

Rostislav Mstislavich
Born: ± 1110 Died: 1167
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Prince of Smolensk
Succeeded by
Roman Rostislavich
Preceded by
Iaroslav Iziaslavich
Prince of Novgorod
Succeeded by
Davyd Rostislavich
Preceded by
Iziaslav II Mstislavich
Grand Prince of Kiev
Succeeded by
Izyaslav III Davidovich
Preceded by
Izyaslav III Davidovich
Grand Prince of Kiev
Succeeded by
Mstislav II


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