Rostislav Mikhailovich (Hungarian: Rosztyiszláv, Bulgarian and Russian: Ростислав Михайлович) (after 1210 / c. 1225 – 1262) was a Rus' prince (a member of the Rurik dynasty), and a dignitary in the Kingdom of Hungary.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rostislav_Mikhailovich
Rostislav Mikhailovich (Hungarian language: Rosztyiszláv, Bulgarian, Russian and Ukrainian: Ростислав Михайлович) (after 1210/ c. 1225 – 1262) was a Rus' prince (a member of the Rurik dynasty), and a dignitary in the Kingdom of Hungary. He was prince of Novgorod (1230), of Halych (1236–1237, 1241–1242), of Lutsk (1240), and of Chernigov (1241–1242). When he could ...
- after 1210
- new creation
- Anna of Hungary
- Early Life
- Prince of Novgorod
- Prince of Halych
- The Tatar Invasion of The Kievan Rus’
- His Struggle For Halych
- Ban of Slavonia and Duke of Mačva
- His Struggle For Bulgaria
- Marriage and Children
Rostislav was the eldest son of Prince Mikhail Vsevolodovich (who may have been either prince of Pereyaslavl or Chernigov when Rostislav was born) and his wife Elena Romanovna (or Maria Romanovna), a daughter of Roman Mstislavich, prince of Volhynia and Halych. The Russian annals mentioned him for the first time in 1229 when the Novgorodians invited his father to be their prince.
Rostislav underwent the ritual hair-cutting ceremony (postrig) in the Saint Sophia Cathedral in Novgorod on May 19, 1230, and his father installed him on the throne. The postrig conferred on Rostislav the official status of prince of Novgorod and thus he ruled Novgorod as a fully fledged prince after the ceremony. Rostislav, in keeping with his father’s policy, continued to pass legislation favoring the Novgorodians. In September a frost destroyed the crops in the Novgorod district causing a great famine. Novgorodians opposed to his father’s rule took advantage of the calamity to foment unrest, and they incited the townsmen to plunder the court of Posadnik Vodovik who was his father’s man. Although the posadnik forced the rival boyars to swear oaths of allegiance on November 6, but a month later when he and Rostislav visited Torzhok, the Novgorodians looted Vodovik’s court and those of his supporters. Shortly afterwards Rostislav was forced to flee to his father. The Novgorodians co...
Towards the end of September 1235, Mikhail Vsevolodovich occupied Halych whose prince (his brother-in-law and thus Rostislav’s maternal uncle) Daniil Romanovich had fled from the principality. In the spring of 1236, Rostislav accompanied his father who attacked the principality of Volhynia which was still under the rule of Daniil Romanovich. However, in the meantime the Cumans plundered the Galician lands forcing Mikhail Vsevolodovich to abandon his campaign. At the beginning of the summer of 1236, Daniil Romanovich and his brother Vasilko Romanovich rallied their troops to march against Mikhail Vsevolodovich and Rostislav, but they barricaded themselves in Halych with their retinue, the local militia, and a contingent of Hungarians sent by king Béla IV, and thus their opponents had to withdraw. After the Hungarian troops had departed, Daniil Romanovich tried again, and Mikhail Vsevolodovich attempted to placate him by giving him Przemyśl. Shortly afterwards, Rostislav was appointed...
In the winter of 1237, the Tatar troops lead by Batu Khan devastated Ryazan; by 1240, almost the lands of Chernigov, Pereyaslavl, Ryazan, and Suzdalia lay in ruins. During the first half of 1240, Mikhail Vsevolodovich defied Batu Khan by putting his envoys, who were seeking to coax him into submitting, to death. The only allies to whom he could turn for aid were the Hungarians and the Poles, and therefore he fled to Hungary. He attempted to arrange a marriage for Rostislav with the king’s daughter, but Béla IV saw no advantage to forming an alliance and evicted the two princes from Hungary. Rostislav and his father went to Masovia where his father decided that the expedient course of action was to seek reconciliation with Daniil Romanovich who had been controlling his domains by that time and holding Mikhail Vsevolodovich’s wife (and his own sister) captive. Mikhail Vsevolodovich sent envoys to his brother-in-law admitting that he had sinned against him on many occasions by waging w...
Béla IV, who had returned home from Dalmatia after May in 1242, approved Rostislav’s marriage to his daughter, Anna. The king was seeking to organize a new defensive system by creating client states to the south and east of Hungary, and in his search for a vassal whom he could appoint to Halych, he chose Rostislav. On learning that Béla IV had given his daughter in marriage to Rostislav, his father believed that his efforts to form an alliance with the Árpád dynasty had finally been realized. Mikhail Vsevolodovich therefore rode to Hungary expecting to negotiate the agreements that normally accompanied such an alliance. However, Béla IV rebuffed him, and he, greatly angered also by his son, returned to Chernigov and disowned Rostislav. Acting as his father-in-law’s agent, Rostislav made two unsuccessful attacks of Halych. Sometime in 1244, he led a Hungarian force against Przemyśl; Daniil Romanovich, however, marshaled his troops and routed the attackers making Rostislav flee to Hun...
Rostislav received land grants from his father-in-law in Hungary, and thus he became the lord of the royal possessions of Bereg and the Castle of Füzér. He was mentioned among the dignitaries of Béla IV as Ban of Slavonia in 1247, and from 1254 onward he was mentioned as the Duke of Mačva (in Latin, dux de Macho). The Banate of Mačva originally centered around the river Kolubara, but later it also included Belgrade (in Hungarian, Nándorfehérvár) and by 1256, if not earlier, Braničevo (in Hungarian, Barancs). In 1255, a peace between the Kingdom of Hungary and the Bulgarian Empire was sealed, and Tsar Michael of Bulgaria married Rostislav’s daughter. In 1256, Rostislav mediated a peace between his son-in-law and Emperor Theodore II of Nicaea.
Late in 1256 (probably in December), a group of boyars, who had decided to kill Tsar Michael and replace him with his first cousin, Koloman, attacked the former, who died soon afterwards from his wounds. To further his claims, Koloman II forcibly married Michael’s widow, the daughter of Rostislav, but he could not consolidate power and was killed almost immediately. To protect his daughter, Rostislav now, early in 1257, invaded Bulgaria; it seems he was using her as an excuse to acquire the Bulgarian throne for himself. Rostislav appeared at the gates of Tărnovo and recovered his daughter; though it is sometimes stated that he briefly obtained Tărnovo, but it seems that he probably never actually gained possession of the city. Having failed to take Tărnovo, Rostislav retreated to Vidin where he established himself, taking the title of Tsar of Bulgaria, and the Hungarians recognized him with this title. Meanwhile, in southeastern Bulgaria, Mitso (a relative of Ivan Asen II) was procl...
In 1243, Prince Rostislav Mikhailovich married Anna of Hungary (c. 1226 - after 1274), daughter of King Béla IV of Hungary and his wife, Maria Laskarina 1. Duke Michael of Bosnia (? - 1271) 2. Duke Béla of Mačva (? - November, 1272) 3. Unnamed daughter (perhaps Anna), wife firstly of Tsar Michael Asen I of Bulgaria, secondly of Tsar Koloman II of Bulgaria 4. Kunigunda of Slavonia (1245-September 9, 1285), wife firstly of King Otakar II of Bohemia, and secondly of Zaviš von Falkenstein-Rosenberg 5. Gryfina (? - May 26, 1303/1309), wife of Prince Leszek II of Cracow http://hr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rastislav_Mstislavi%C4%87 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rostislav_Mikhailovich
- Reign in Halych
- The Struggle For The Principality of Halych
- Ban of Slavonia and Machvy
Reign in Novgorod
Rostislav was first mentioned in the annals in connection with the events in Novgorod . In winter of 1228-1229 , when the come due to strong autumn rains hunger Novgorod asked the prince Yaroslav Vsevolodovich cancel one kind of tax - zabozhnichya . Yaroslav himself was not in the city at that time, he left his young sons Fyodor Yaroslavich and Aleksandr Yaroslavich under the supervision of loyal people. Fearing the turmoil usual for Novgorod in such situations, in February 1229, the tiuns se...
In 1235, Mikhail Vsevolodovich attacked Daniil Galichsky, an ally of his enemy, Prince Vladimir Ryurikovich, in the struggle for Kiev, who together ruined Chernigov lands. He was defeated in the Battle of Torchesk (1235)and lost Galich. The following year, Mikhail, together with Rostislav, spoke at Vladimir-Volynsky , where Daniel was, but it became known that the Polovtsy had invaded Galician lands , so they had to return. In the summer of that year, Daniel and his brother [[Vasilko[[ joined their forces to regain Galich, but Mikhail and Rostislav shut up in the city, having serious forces and a contingent of allied Hungarian troops, and the Romanovich had to abandon their plans. When the Hungarians were recalled from Galich, Daniil Romanovich again made an attempt to regain the city. Mikhail Vsevolodovich tried to negotiate with him, giving him Przemysl. In 1238, after the defeat of the North-Eastern Russia by the Mongol-Tatars and the death of his brother, Grand Princes of Vladim...
Rostislav went to Hungary to see King Bela IV , where, after the Mongol invasion of the Chernigov-Seversk lands, his father Michael also fled. Rostislav tried to get married to Bela's daughter, but he did not see the advantages in this marriage and, moreover, asked both princes to leave his country. Michael and Rostislav went to Mazovia , where they decided to make peace with Daniel. Mikhail Vsevolodovich sent ambassadors to the Galician prince who told him that he admitted his mistakes in relation to Daniel and promised never to maliciously attack him and abandon attempts to seize Galich. Daniel Romanovich invited him to Volyn, promised to give Mikhail VsevolodovichKiev , and Rostislav Mikhailovich gave Lutsk . Having left for Kiev, Mikhail Vsevolodovichleft Rostislav, Prince of Chernigov, who, unlike his father, did not give up the fight for Galich. From Chernigov, he spent two campaigns on Daniel. In the same year of 1241, together with the Bolokhov princes, Rostislav besieged Ba...
King Bela, apparently, appreciated Rostislav. In his decree, in which he thanks the noble who provided Rostislav with his horse, Bela calls the prince "his favorite son-in-law." After this, the defeat and murder of his father in the Horde (1246) in Hungary, Rostislav received in custody from his father-in-law Comitat Bereg and Fuser Castle, then the Banat of Slavonia , and in 1247 the specially created Banat Machva - between the Danube, Driny, Sava and Morava rivers with the capital in Belgrade. However, Rostislav did not leave attempts to regain the Galician principality. In 1249, together with the Hungarian troops, he again invaded these lands, on Daniel, and this time he defeated him on the San river . Finally, in 1250, King Bela decided to conclude a peace treaty with Daniel of Galicia and at a meeting in Zvolen promised that he would no longer help Rostislav Mikhailovich in the war against Daniel. Not satisfied with his position, Rostislav got involved in some military adventur...
- Elena of Halych (c1190-c1237)
- Anna of Hungary (c1226-aft1271)
Rostislav Mikhailovich ? Parents ♂ Michael Vsevolodovich (The Holy) [Vsevolodovich] b. 1179 d. 20 September 1246 ♀ Maria Romanova d. after 1241. Wiki-page : wikipedia:ru:Ростислав Михайлович
Rostislav Mikhailovich OF NOVGOROD was born, son of Mikhail Vsevolodovich OF CHERNIGOV and Elena Romanovna OF HALYCH. He was married in the year 1243 to Anna OF HUNGARY, they gave birth to 1 child. He died in the year 1262. This information is part of by on Genealogy Online.
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In 1241, his cousin, Mikhail Vsevolodovich, who had returned from Masovia when the Tatars invaded his lands, gave Chernihiv to his own son, Rostislav Mikhailovich. Mikhail Vsevolodovich may have repudiated Mstislav because, contrary to his wishes, he had formed a pact with the enemy; or (although the chronicles fail to tell us) Mstislav may ...