Vsevolod I of Kiev was the father of Vladimir II Monomakh, giving rise to the name Monomakh for his progeny. Two of Vladimir II's sons were Mstislav I of Kiev and Yuri Dolgorukiy. The Romanoviches (Izyaslavichi of Volhynia) were the line of Roman the Great, descended from Mstislav I of Kiev through his son Iziaslav II of Kiev and his grandson ...
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The Rurikid dynasty was founded in 862 by Rurik, a Varangian prince. Folk history tells of the Finnic and Slavic tribes in the area calling on "'the Varangians [i.e. Scandinavians], to the Rus' … The Chud, the Slovenes, the Krivichi and the Ves said "Our land is vast and abundant, but there is no order in it. Come and reign as princes and have authority over us!"' Three brothers came with 'their kin' and 'all the Rus' in response to this invitation. Rurik set up rule in Novgorod, giving more provincial towns to his brothers. There is some ambiguity even in the Primary Chronicle about the specifics of the story, "hence their paradoxical statement 'the people of Novgorod are of Varangian stock, for formerly they were Slovenes.'" However, archaeological evidence such as "Frankish swords, a sword chape and a tortoiseshell brooch" in the area suggest that there was, in fact, a Scandinavian population during the tenth century at the latest. The "Rurikid Dynasty DNA Project" of FamilyTreeD...
Rurik and his brothers founded a state that later historians called Kievan Rus′. By the middle of the twelfth century, Kievan Rus′ had dissolved into independent principalities, each ruled by different branches of the Rurik dynasty. The dynasty followed agnatic seniority and the izgoi principle. The Rurik dynasty underwent a major schism after the death of Yaroslav the Wise in 1054, dividing into three branches on the basis of descent from three successive ruling Grand Princes: Izyaslav (1024–1078), Svyatoslav (1027–1076), and Vsevolod (1030–1093). In addition, a line of Polotsk princes assimilated themselves with the princes of Lithuania. In the 10th century the Council of Liubechmade some amendments to a succession rule and divided Ruthenia into several autonomous principalities that had equal rights to obtain the Kiev throne. Vsevolod's line eventually became better known as the Monomakhovychi and was the predominant one. The line of Svyatoslav later became known as Olegovychi an...
In the early days of the Rurikid dynasty, the Kievan Rus' mainly traded with other tribes in Eastern Europe and Scandinavia. "There was little need for complex social structures to carry out these exchanges in the forests north of the steppes. So long as the entrepreneurs operated in small numbers and kept to the north, they did not catch the attention of observers or writers." The Rus' also had strong trading ties to Byzantium, particularly in the early 900s, as treaties in 911 and 944 indicate. These treaties deal with the treatment of runaway Byzantine slaves and limitations on the amounts of certain commodities such as silk that could be bought from Byzantium. The Rus' used log rafts floated down the Dnieper River by Slavictribes for the transport of goods, particularly slaves to Byzantium.
One of the largest military accomplishments of the Rurikid dynasty was the attack on Byzantium in 960. Pilgrims of the Rus' had been making the journey from Kiev to Constantinople for many years, and Constantine Porphyrogenitus, the Emperor of the Byzantine Empire, believed that this gave them significant information about the arduous parts of the journey and where travelers were most at risk, as would be pertinent for an invasion. This route took travelers through domain of the Pechenegs, journeying mostly by river. In June 941, the Rus' staged a naval ambush on Byzantine forces, making up for their smaller numbers with small, maneuverable boats. Interestingly, these boats were ill-equipped for the transportation of large quantities of treasure, suggesting that looting was not the goal. The raid was led, according to the Primary Chronicle, by a king called Igor. Three years later, the treaty of 944 stated that all ships approaching Byzantium must be preceded by a letter from the Ru...
Russian and Ukrainian historians have debated for many years about the legacy of the Rurikid dynasty. The Russian view sees the Principality of Moscow as the sole heir to the Kievan Rus' civilization, this view is "resting largely on religious-ecclesiastical and historical-ideological claims". This view started in Moscow between the 1330s and the late 1850s. The Ukrainian view was formulated somewhat later between the 1840s and the end of the 1930s and views the Ukrainian descendants of the Rurikid dynasty as its only true successors. The Soviet theory "allotted equal rights to the Kievan inheritance to the Three Slavic peoples, that is the Russians, the Ukrainians, and the Belorussians."
According to the FamilyTreeDNA Rurikid Dynasty DNA Project, Rurik appears to have belonged to Y-DNA haplogroup N1c1, based on testing of his modern male line descendants. Further genetic studies seem to indicate the existence of two major haplogroups among modern Rurikids: the descendants of Vladimir II Monomakh (Monomakhoviches) and some others are of N1c1 group (130 people or 68%), while the descendants of a junior prince from the branch of Oleg I of Chernigov (Olgoviches) and some others (total 45 peoples or 24%) are of R1a and R1b haplogroups (typical for Slavic, Germanic, Nordic, Finnish, Baltic and Celticpeoples).Monomakhovichi, princes of PereyaslavRostislavichi of Halych, princes of HalychOlgovichi, princes of ChernihivIzyaslavichi of Polotsk, princes of PolotskVladimir the GreatYaroslav the Wise, son of Vladimir the GreatVsevolod I of Kiev, son of Yaroslav the WiseVladimir II Monomakh, son of Vsevolod I of Kiev
The following image shows the descent of the leading (historically most powerful branch) of the Rurikids, being the descendants of Vladimir II Monomakh through his sixth son Yuri Dolgorukiy(known as "Yuri I" and "Yuri Long-arm"):Rulers of Kievan Rus'Shum GoraVikingsUí Ímair (House of Ivar), contemporary Norse dynasty powerful in the Anglo-Celtic Isles
Jul 15, 2010 · Vsevolod I, Grand Duke of Kiev succeeded to the title of Grand Duke Vsevolod I of Kiev in 1076. (1) He was deposed as Grand Duke of Kiev in 1077. (1) He succeeded to the title of Grand Duke Vsevolod I of Kiev in 1078. (1) Child of Vsevolod I, Grand Duke of Kiev and Irene (?)-1. Vladimir II Monomakh, Prince of Novgorod and Kiev+1 d. 19 May 1125
Dec 14, 2012 · Vsevolod II-1146, married Maria, sister of Mstislav I, Yaropolk II and Viacheslav I. [ANCESTRY: Grandfather] = Igor II Isoslav II 1097-1154 son of Mstislav I and Christina Ingesdotter of Sweden (REIGN 1st time 1149-1151 / 2nd time 1151-1154).
Vsevolod Mstislavich of Volhynia was born 1160 to Mstislav II Izyaslavich of Kiev (c1125-1170) and Agnes of Poland (1137-c1182). Notable ancestors include Alfred the Great (849-899) , Charlemagne (747-814) .
- Agnes of Poland (1137-c1182)
- Mstislav II Izyaslavich of Kiev (c1125-1170)
Unfortunately for Kiev, this new-found unity does not survive Vladimir. The rival Rus principalities are now too strong and too independent to be contained. 1113 - 1125: Vladimir II Monomachus / Waldemar: Son of Vsevolod. m Gytha, daughter of Harold II of England. 1113
Eupraxia of Kiev (c.1067/1070 – July 10, 1109 AD) (sometimes westernised as Praxedis; in Old East Slavic Еоупраксиа) was a Holy Roman Empress consort. She was the daughter of Vsevolod I, Prince of Kiev, and his Kypchak wife, Anna. She married Henry IV of Germany and took the name Adelaide (or Adelheid).
The most appropriate candidate for a son-in-law had to be one of the sons of the Grand Prince Vsevolod II of Kiev. After hearing the news about the events in Łęczyca, Władysław decided to make a quick response, as a result of which the Grand Prince of Kiev not only broke all his pacts with the Junior Dukes, but also arranged the betrothal ...
The most appropriate candidate for a son-in-law had to be one of the sons of the Grand Prince Vsevolod II of Kiev. After hearing the news about the events in Leczyca, Wladyslaw decided to make a quick response, as a result of which the Grand Prince of Kiev not only broke all his pacts with the Junior Dukes, but also arranged the betrothal of ...
Iziaslav II Mstislavich (Изяслав II Мстиславич in Russian), born about 1097, died November 13, 1154.. Prince of Pereyaslav (1132), Princ of Turov (1132–1134), Prince of Rostov, (1134- )Prince of Vladimir and Volyn (1134–1142), Pereyaslavl (1143–1145), Velikiy Kniaz (Grand Prince) of Kiev (1146–1149 1151–1154), oldest son of Mstislav Vladimirovich, Kniaz' (Prince) of ...