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Nicknames: "Michael", "The Accursed"
Birthplace: Kiev, Ukraina
Death: Died in Berg, Germany
Occupation: Storfyrste, GRAND PRINCE OF KIEV, Greve, Grand Prince, de Kiev, князь полоцкий (1069—1071), новгородский (1078—1088), туровский (1088—1093), великий князь киевский (1093—1113)
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About Святополк ІІ Михайл "Grand Duke of Kiev" Изяславич

Russian prince Sviatopolk II Iziaslavich (Cyrillic: Святополк II Ізяславич)

Born: 1050 Died: April 16, 1113

Father: Iziaslav Iaroslavich Mother: Unnamed mistress

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SVIATOPOLK MIKHAIL Iziaslavich (1050-16 Apr 1113). The Primary Chronicle names Sviatopolk son of Iziaslav, recording that his father established him as Prince of Polotsk in 1069 after the death of his brother Mstislav. He succeeded his uncle in 1093 as SVIATOPOLK II Grand Prince of Kiev.

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SVIATOPOLK MIKHAIL Iziaslavich, son of IZIASLAV I Grand Prince of Kiev & his wife Gertrud of Poland (1050-16 Apr 1113). The Primary Chronicle names Sviatopolk son of Iziaslav, recording that his father established him as Prince of Polotsk in 1069 after the death of his brother Mstislav[220]. He was appointed to succeed his brother Mstislav as Prince of Polotsk in 1069, but was expelled by his predecessor Prince Vseslav in 1071[221]. He was installed as Prince of Novgorod in 1078 by his uncle Vsevolod Grand Prince of Kiev, but transferred to Turov in 1088, relinquishing the latter in 1093 when he succeeded his uncle as SVIATOPOLK II Grand Prince of Kiev. His possession of Kiev was confirmed in 1097 under the family accord at Liubech, which distributed the various family territories. This was followed by the conference at Uvetichi 30 Aug 1100, at which further distributions were made. After years suffering from raids by the Kuman [Cumans], he made peace in 1101 at Sakov near Pereyaslavl, but carried out the first of a series of counter-offensives against them in 1103[222].

m firstly ---. Baumgarten records this first marriage, citing a secondary source in support[223].

m secondly (1094) --- Kuman princess, daughter of TUGOR Khan of the Kumans (-before 1103). The Primary Chronicle records the marriage in 1094 of Sviatopolk and the daughter of Tugorkan[224].

m thirdly ([1103]) BARBARA Komnene, daughter of --- (-1125). Baumgarten cites one secondary source confirming Barbara Komnene as third wife of Grand Prince Sviatopolk II[225]. The Translatio Manus Sancti Stephani, included in Orlieb's Zwiefaltensis Chronicon, records the marriage of "Bolezlai Boloniorum…ducis" and "ex nobilissimis principibus Grecorum filiam suam cuidam tradidit in matrimonium regi Rutenorum", the editor of the compilation consulted identifying "rex Rutenorum" as "Swiatopolk Michael princeps Kiewensis, cuius coniux altera filia aut cognate fuit imperatoris Alexii"[226]. Neither source specifies her parentage. Sturdza refers to her as the daughter of Isaakios Komnenos, brother of Emperor Alexios I, although he does not name her[227]. The primary source on which this is based has not yet been identified.

Mistress (1): ---. The name of the mistress of Grand Prince Sviatopolk II is not known.

Grand Prince Sviatopolk II & his first wife had [four] children:

1. IAROSLAV Sviatopolkovich (-killed in battle May 1123). The Primary Chronicle names Iaroslav, son of Sviatopolk, recording that his father installed him in Vladimir[228]. He was installed as Prince of Volynia in 1100.

- see below, Chapter 4. PRINCES of TUROV and PINSK.

2. ZBISLAVA Sviatopolkovna (-[1109/12]). The Primary Chronicle names Sbyslava, daughter of Sviatopolk when recording that she was taken to Poland 16 Nov 1102 to marry Boleslav[229]. The Chronica principum Polonie records that the mother of "Boleslaus suo primogenito Wladislao filio" was "ex quadam Ruthena nobili"[230]. The Annales Cracovienses Vetusti record the marriage in 1103 of "Bolezlaus tercius"[231]. m ([16 Nov 1102/early 1103]) as his first wife, BOLESŁAW III "Krzywousty/Wrymouth" King of Poland, son of WŁADYSŁAW I HERMAN Prince of Poland & his second wife Judith of Bohemia (20 Aug [1086]-28 Oct 1138).

3. ANNA Sviatopolkovna (-after 1136). Baumgarten records her parentage and marriage, citing a secondary source in support[232]. m SVIATOSLAV Davidovich Prince of Lutsk, son of DAVID Sviatoslavich Prince of Chernigov & his wife Fedosia --- ([1080]-14 Oct 1142 or 1145).

4. PREDSLAVA Sviatopolkovna. The Primary Chronicle names Predslava, daughter of Sviatopolk, when recording that she was taken to Hungary 21 Aug 1104 to marry the king's son[233]. Baumgarten names her husband as Álmos but only cites one secondary source in support[234]. m (21 Aug 1104) ÁLMOS of Hungary, son of GÉZA I King of Hungary & his second wife --- Synadene ([1068]-1129). He rebelled against his brother King Kálmán, declaring himself King of Hungary 1102-1109, but received little support. He was blinded, together with his son, on the orders of his brother King Kálmán and fled to Constantinople[235].

Grand Prince Sviatopolk II & his third wife had three children:

5. BRYACHESLAV Sviatopolkovich (1104-28 Aug 1127). The Primary Chronicle records the birth of Bryachislav, son of Sviatopolk, in 1104[236].

6. IZIASLAV Sviatopolkovich (-23 Dec 1128). Baumgarten names him and cites a primary source in support[237].

7. MARIA Sviatopolkovna (-after 1145). The Translatio Manus Sancti Stephani, included in Orlieb's Zwiefaltensis Chronicon, records that "regi Rutenorum" arranged the marriage of "filiam…ex nobilissimis principibus Grecorum filiam suam" and "cuidam nobilissimorum Boloniæ tyrannorum", but that "Boloniorum princeps…Patricius" wanted to marry her and poisoned her intended husband[238]. Baumgarten names her and her husband, citing a secondary source in support[239]. m ([1118]) PETER Vlast (-1153).

Grand Prince Sviatopolk II had one illegitimate child by Mistress (1):

8. MSTISLAV Sviatopolkovich (-killed in battle 12 Jul 1099). The Primary Chronicle names Mstislav, son of Sviatopolk "by a concubine", recording that his father established him as prince in Vladimir, recording in a later passage that he was killed in Vladimir 12 Jul 1099[240].

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sviatopolk_II_of_Kiev

Sviatopolk Iziaslavic II was supreme ruler of the Kievan Rus for 20 years, from 1093 to 1113. He was not a popular prince, and his reign was marked by incessant rivalry with his cousin Vladimir Monomakh. Upon his death the Kievan citizens raised a rebellion against the Jewish merchants and Varangian officials who speculated in grain and salt.

Early life

Sviatopolk was the illegitimate son of Iziaslav Iaroslavich by his mistress. Sviatopolk's Christian name was Michael. During his brother Iaropolk's life, Sviatopolk was not regarded as a potential claimant to the Kievan throne. In 1069 he was sent to Polotsk, a city briefly taken by his father from the local ruler Vseslav, and then he spent ten years (1078-88) ruling Novgorod. Upon his brother's death he succeeded him in Turov, which would remain in possession of his descendants until the 17th century.

Reign

When Vsevolod Iaroslavich died in 1093, Sviatopolk was acknowledged by other princes as the senior son of Veliki Kniaz and permitted to ascend the Kievan throne. Although he participated in the princely congresses organized by Vladimir Monomakh, he is sometimes charged with encouraging internecine wars among Rurikid princes. For instance, he sided with his cousin David of Volhynia in capturing and blinding one of Galician princes. He also sided with Vladimir Monomakh in several campaigns against the Kypchaks but was defeated in the Battle of the Stugna River (1097).

Sviatopolk's Christian name was Michael, so he encouraged embellishment of St Michael's Abbey in Kiev, which has been known as the Golden-Roofed up to the present. The history now known as the Primary Chronicle was compiled by the monk Nestor during Sviatopolk's reign.

Marriage and children

Sviatopolk married twice; to a Bohemian princess and then in 1094 to a daughter of Tugor Khan of the Kypchaks. By his first wife he had two daughters, Zbyslava, whom he married to king Boleslaw III of Poland, and Predslava to Prince Álmos of Croatia. His son Iaroslav reigned in Volynia and was married three times - to Hungarian, Polish, and Kievan princesses. In consequence of Iaroslav's early death, his descendants forfeited any right to the Kievan throne and had to content themselves with Turov and Pinsk. His other daughter, Maria, married Piotr Włostowic.

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Grand Duke Of Kiev

Children

1. Sbyslava SVYATOPOLKOVNA PRINCESS OF KIEV b: Abt 1087 in Of, Kiev, Kiev, Ukraine

2. Anna Svyatopolkovna, Princess Of KIEV b: Abt 1073 in Of, Kiev, Kiev, Ukraine

3. Premislava Svyatopolkovna, Princess Of KIEV b: 1075 in Of, Polotsk, Byelorussia, Russia

4. Yaroslav I Svyatopolkich, Duke Of VLADIMIR VOLYNSK b: Abt 1071 in Of, Vladimir Volynskij, Volyn, Ukraine

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Russian prince Sviatopolk II Iziaslavich (1050–April 16, 1113) was supreme ruler of the Kievan Rus for 20 years, from 1093 to 1113. He was not a popular prince, and his reign was marked by incessant rivalry with his cousin Vladimir Monomakh. Upon his death the Kievan citizens raised a rebellion against the Jewish merchants and Varangian officials who speculated in grain and salt.

Sviatopolk was the illegitimate son of Iziaslav Iaroslavich by his mistress. Sviatopolk's Christian name was Michael. During his brother Iaropolk's life, Sviatopolk was not regarded as a potential claimant to the Kievan throne. In 1069 he was sent to Polotsk, a city briefly taken by his father from the local ruler Vseslav, and then he spent ten years (1078-88) ruling Novgorod. Upon his brother's death he succeeded him in Turov, which would remain in possession of his descendants until the 17th century.

When Vsevolod Iaroslavich died in 1093, Sviatopolk was acknowledged by other princes as the senior son of Veliki Kniaz and permitted to ascend the Kievan throne. Although he participated in the princely congresses organized by Vladimir Monomakh, he is sometimes charged with encouraging internecine wars among Rurikid princes. For instance, he sided with his cousin David of Volhynia in capturing and blinding one of Galician princes. He also sided with Vladimir Monomakh in several campaigns against the Kypchaks but was defeated in the Battle of the Stugna River (1097).

Sviatopolk's Christian name was Michael, so he encouraged embellishment of St Michael's Abbey in Kiev, which has been known as the Golden-Roofed up to the present. The history now known as the Primary Chronicle was compiled by the monk Nestor during Sviatopolk's reign.

Sviatopolk married twice; to a Bohemian princess and then in 1094 to a daughter of Tugor Khan of the Kypchaks. By his first wife he had two daughters, Zbyslava, whom he married to king Boleslaw III of Poland, and Predslava to Prince Álmos of Croatia. His son Iaroslav reigned in Volynia and was married three times - to Hungarian, Polish, and Kievan princesses. In consequence of Iaroslav's early death, his descendants forfeited any right to the Kievan throne and had to content themselves with Turov and Pinsk. His other daughter, Maria, married Piotr Włostowic.

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Svyatopolk I, Grand Duke of Kiev (1)

M, #220712, d. 1019

Last Edited=7 Mar 2007

    Svyatopolk I, Grand Duke of Kiev was the son of St. Vladimir I, Grand Duke of Kiev. (1) He married unknown daughter (?), daughter of Boleslaw I, King of Poland. (2) 

He died in 1019. (1)

    Svyatopolk I, Grand Duke of Kiev succeeded to the title of Grand Duke Svyatopolk I of Kiev in 1015. (1)

Child of Svyatopolk I, Grand Duke of Kiev and unknown daughter (?)

-1. Zbyslawa of Kiev+ d. 1108 (3)

Child of Svyatopolk I, Grand Duke of Kiev

-1. Predslava of Kiev+ (4)

Forrás / Source:

http://www.thepeerage.com/p22072.htm#i220712

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Grand Prince Vladimir had one illegitimate son by Mistress (1):

7. SVIATOPOLK Vladimirovich ([980]-1019). The Primary Chronicle names Sviatopolk as son of Vladimir by the wife of his brother Iaropolk[108]. The Primary Chronicle in another section names (in order) Vysheslav, Izyaslav, Yaroslav, Svyatopolk, Vsevolod, Svyatoslav, Mstislav, Boris, Gleb, Stanislav, Pozvizd and Sudislav as the twelve sons of Vladimir, recording that his father established Svyatopolk in Turov[109]. After allegedly plotting against Prince Vladimir, he was arrested and held either in Kiev or in Vishgorod. After his uncle's death, he bribed his way to assume authority in Kiev, succeeding as SVIATOPOLK I "Okayanniy/the Damned" Grand Prince of Kiev. He proceeded to eliminate his cousins Boris, Gleb and Sviatoslav, then challenged his cousin Iaroslav of Novgorod in battle at Liubech in [1016], but was forced to flee to Poland[110]. He returned in Jul 1018 with an army led by his father-in-law Bolesław I King of Poland, defeating Iaroslav at the Western Bug and forced him to retire to Novgorod. Sviatopolk entered Kiev again 14 Aug 1018 and resumed his rule. Thietmar records that "Duke Boleslav invaded the Russian king's realm with his army [and placed] his long-exiled brother-in-law, the Russian's brother, on the throne"[111]. After King Bolesław returned to Poland, Iaroslav advanced once more on Kiev. Sviatopolk fled south to raise another force with the Pechenegs, but was finally defeated by the river Alta in 1019. He fled to Poland once more, but according to the Novgorod Chronicle died on the journey[112]. According to Ferrand[113], the two families Swiatopolk-Mirsky and Swiatopolk-Czetwertinsky descend from Grand Prince Sviatopolk I, who "according to Czech chronicles died at a very advanced age". The author gives no details of these chronicles or these alleged descents which, until further proof is advanced, must be considered speculative. This alleged origin of the family Swiatopolk-Mirsky is not given in the introduction to the entry about the family in the Almanach de Gotha[114]. As noted below in Chapter 4, Genealogisches Handbuch der Fürstlichen Häuser[115] states that the Swiatopolk-Mirsky family descends from a younger branch of the Princes of Turov. m (before 15 Jul 1013) --- of Poland, daughter of BOLESŁAW I "Chrobry/the Brave" King of Poland & his third wife Emnilde ([991/1001]-after 14 Aug 1018). Thietmar refers to the three (unnamed) daughters of Boleslaw & his wife Emnilde, specifying (in order) that "one was an abbess, the second married Count Hermann and the third the son of King Vladimir"[116]. Her marriage was arranged to confirm the peace which followed the Polish-Russian war of 1013[117]. She was accompanied to Kiev by Bishop Reinbern, who was thrown into prison when her husband was overthrown[118].

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Fyrste av Polotsk 1069 - 1071.

Fyrste av Novgorod 1078 - 1088.

Fyrste av Turov 1088 - 1093.

Storfyrste av Kijev [Kiev] 1093 - 1113.

Svyatopolk ble storfyrste av Kijev etter sin onkel, Vsevolod I Yaroslavich.

Mor til hans datter Predslawa var antagelig hans gamle konkubine som døde før 1094.

Hans giftet seg 1. gang i 1094 med en datter (antagelig Elina) til den polowsiske Khan Tugor, hun døde før 1103.

Han giftet seg 2. gang ca. 1103 med Barbara Komnena av Bysants, datter til Alexius I, død i 1125.

Tekst: Tore Nygaard

Kilder:

N. de Baumgarten: Généalogie et Mariage occidenteaux des Rurikides Russes du Xe au XIII Siècle. Mogens Bugge: Våre forfedre, nr. 185. Bent og Vidar Billing Hansen: Rosensverdslektens forfedre, side 18, 79, 89.

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Sviatopolk II Iziaslavich (Russian: Святополк II Изяславич, 1050–April 16 ) was supreme ruler of the Kievan Rus for 20 years, from 1093 to 1113. He was not a popular prince, and his reign was marked by incessant rivalry with his cousin Vladimir Monomakh . Upon his death the Kievan citizens raised a rebellion against the Jewish merchants and Varangian officials who speculated in grain and salt.

Early life

Sviatopolk was the son of Iziaslav Iaroslavich by his wife Gertrude of Poland. Sviatopolk's Christian name was Michael. During his brother Iaropolk's life, Sviatopolk was not regarded as a potential claimant to the Kievan throne. In 1069 he was sent to Polotsk , a city briefly taken by his father from the local ruler Vseslav , and then he spent ten years (1078-88) ruling Novgorod . Upon his brother's death he succeeded him in Turov , which would remain in possession of his descendants until the 17th century.

Reign

When Vsevolod Iaroslavich died in 1093, Sviatopolk was acknowledged by other princes as the senior son of Veliki Kniaz and permitted to ascend the Kievan throne. Although he participated in the princely congresses organized by Vladimir Monomakh , he is sometimes charged with encouraging internecine wars among Rurikid princes. For instance, he sided with his cousin David of Volhynia in capturing and blinding one of Galician princes. He also sided with Vladimir Monomakh in several campaigns against the Kypchaks but was defeated in the Battle of the Stugna River (1097).

Sviatopolk's Christian name was Michael, so he encouraged embellishment of St Michael's Abbey in Kiev, which has been known as the Golden-Roofed up to the present. The history now known as the Primary Chronicle was compiled by the monk Nestor during Sviatopolk's reign.

Marriage and children

Sviatopolk married a Bohemian princess

Zbyslava, married to king Boleslaw III of Poland

Predslava, married to Prince Álmos of Croatia

and in 1094 to a daughter of Tugor Khan of the Kypchaks

Iaroslav (-1123), Prince of Volynia married three times - to Hungarian, Polish, and Kievan princesses In consequence of Iaroslav's early death, his descendants forfeited any right to the Kievan throne and had to content themselves with Turov and Pinsk.

Maria, married Piotr Wlostowic.

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SVIATOPOLK II 1093-1113


SVIATOPOLK MIKHAIL Iziaslavich, son of IZIASLAV I Grand Prince of Kiev & his wife Gertrud of Poland (1050-16 Apr 1113). The Primary Chronicle names Svyatopolk son of Iziaslav, recording that his father established him as Prince of Polotsk in 1069 after the death of his brother Mstislav[211]. He was appointed to succeed his brother Mstislav as Prince of Polotsk 1069, but was expelled by his predecessor Prince Vseslav in 1071[212]. He was installed as Prince of Novgorod in 1078 by his uncle Vsevolod Grand Prince of Kiev, but transferred to Turov in 1088, relinquishing the latter in 1093 when he succeeded his uncle as SVIATOPOLK II Grand Prince of Kiev. His possession of Kiev was confirmed in 1097 under the family accord at Liubech, which distributed the various family territories. This was followed by the conference at Uvetichi 30 Aug 1100, at which further distributions were made. After years suffering from raids by the Kuman [Cumans], he made peace in 1101 at Sakov near Pereyaslavl, but carried out the first of a series of counter-offensives against them in 1103[213].

m firstly ---. Baumgarten records this first marriage, citing a secondary source in support[214].

m secondly (1094) --- Kuman princess, daughter of TUGOR Khan of the Kumans (-before 1103). The Primary Chronicle records the marriage in 1094 of Svyatopolk and the daughter of Tugorkan[215].

m thirdly ([1103]) BARBARA Komnene, daughter of --- (-1125). Baumgarten cites one secondary source confirming Barbara Komnene as third wife of Grand Prince Sviatopolk II[216]. The Translatio Manus Sancti Stephani, included in Orlieb's Zwiefaltensis Chronicon, records the marriage of "Bolezlai Boloniorum…ducis" and "ex nobilissimis principibus Grecorum filiam suam cuidam tradidit in matrimonium regi Rutenorum", the editor of the compilation consulted identifying "rex Rutenorum" as "Swiatopolk Michael princeps Kiewensis, cuius coniux altera filia aut cognate fuit imperatoris Alexii"[217]. Neither source specifies her parentage. Sturdza refers to her as the daughter of Isaakios Komnenos, brother of Emperor Alexios I, although he does not name her[218]. The primary source on which this is based has not yet been identified.

Mistress (1): ---. The name of the mistress of Grand Prince Sviatopolk II is not known.

Grand Prince Sviatopolk II & his first wife had [four] children:

1. IAROSLAV Sviatopolkovich (-killed in battle May 1123). The Primary Chronicle names Iaroslav, son of Svyatopolk, recording that his father installed him in Vladimir[219]. He was installed as Prince of Volynia in 1100.

- see below, Chapter 4. PRINCES of TUROV and PINSK.

2. ZBISLAVA Sviatopolkovna (-[1109/12]). The Primary Chronicle names Sbyslava, daughter of Svyatopolk when recording that she was taken to Poland 16 Nov 1102 to marry Boleslav[220]. The Chronica principum Polonie records that the mother of "Boleslaus suo primogenito Wladislao filio" was "ex quadam Ruthena nobili"[221]. m ([16 Nov 1102/early 1103]) as his first wife, BOLESŁAW III "Krzywousty/Wrymouth" King of Poland, son of WŁADYSŁAW I HERMAN Prince of Poland & his second wife Judith of Bohemia (20 Aug [1086]-28 Oct 1138).

3. ANNA Sviatopolkovna (-after 1136). Baumgarten records her parentage and marriage, citing a secondary source in support[222]. m SVIATOSLAV Davidovich Prince of Lutsk, son of DAVID Sviatoslavich Prince of Chernigov & his wife Fedosia --- ([1080]-14 Oct 1142 or 1145).

4. PREDSLAVA Sviatopolkovna. The Primary Chronicle names Predslava, daughter of Svyatopolk, when recording that she was taken to Hungary 21 Aug 1104 to marry the king's son[223]. Baumgarten names her husband as Álmos but only cites one secondary source in support[224]. m (21 Aug 1104) ÁLMOS of Hungary, son of GÉZA I King of Hungary & his second wife --- Synadene ([1068]-1129). He rebelled against his brother King Kálmán, declaring himself King of Hungary 1102-1109, but received little support. He was blinded, together with his son, on the orders of his brother King Kálmán and fled to Constantinople[225].

Grand Prince Sviatopolk II & his third wife had three children:

5. BRYACHESLAV Sviatopolkovich (1104-28 Aug 1127). The Primary Chronicle records the birth of Bryachislav, son of Svyatopolk, in 1104[226].

6. IZIASLAV Sviatopolkovich (-23 Dec 1128). Baumgarten names him and cites a primary source in support[227].

7. MARIA Sviatopolkovna (-after 1145). The Translatio Manus Sancti Stephani, included in Orlieb's Zwiefaltensis Chronicon, records that "regi Rutenorum" arranged the marriage of "filiam…ex nobilissimis principibus Grecorum filiam suam" and "cuidam nobilissimorum Boloniæ tyrannorum", but that "Boloniorum princeps…Patricius" wanted to marry her and poisoned her intended husband[228]. Baumgarten names her and her husband, citing a secondary source in support[229]. m ([1118]) PETER Vlast (-1153).

Grand Prince Sviatopolk II had one illegitimate child by Mistress (1):

8. MSTISLAV Sviatopolkovich (-killed in battle 12 Jul 1099). The Primary Chronicle names Mstislav, son of Svyatopolk "by a concubine", recording that his father established him as prince in Vladimir, recording in a later passage that he was killed in Vladimir 12 Jul 1099[230].

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Sviatopolk II of Kiev

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Sviatopolk II

Grand Prince of Kyiv

Reign 1093–1113

Full name Sviatopolk Iziaslavovich (Mikhail)

Titles Prince of Novgorod (1078–1088)

Prince of Turov (1088–1093)

Born November 8, 1050

Died April 16, 1113 (aged 62)

Place of death Vyshhorod

Buried Golden-Roof Abbey, Kiev

Predecessor Vsevolod I

Successor Vladimir II

Consort to ?

a Bohemian princess of Spytihnev II,

Cuman princess Olena (Turkogan)

Offspring

Out of wedock: Mstislav

With the first: Yaroslav, Anna, Zbyslava, Predslava

With the second: Briachislav, Iziaslav, Maria

Dynasty Rurik Dynasty

Father Iziaslav I

Mother Gertrude

Sviatopolk II Iziaslavich (Ukrainian: Святополк ІІ Ізяславич),(Russian: Святополк II Изяславич) (1050 – April 16, 1113) was supreme ruler of the Kyivan Rus for 20 years, from 1093 to 1113. He was not a popular prince, and his reign was marked by incessant rivalry with his cousin Vladimir Monomakh. Upon his death the Kyivan citizens raised a rebellion against the Jewish merchants and Varangian officials who speculated in grain and salt.

Russian prince Sviatopolk II Iziaslavich (1050–April 16, 1113) was supreme ruler of the Kievan Rus for 20 years, from 1093 to 1113. He was not a popular prince, and his reign was marked by incessant rivalry with his cousin Vladimir Monomakh. Upon his death the Kievan citizens raised a rebellion against the Jewish merchants and Varangian officials who speculated in grain and salt.

Sviatopolk was the illegitimate son of Iziaslav Iaroslavich by his mistress. Sviatopolk's Christian name was Michael. During his brother Iaropolk's life, Sviatopolk was not regarded as a potential claimant to the Kievan throne. In 1069 he was sent to Polotsk, a city briefly taken by his father from the local ruler Vseslav, and then he spent ten years (1078-88) ruling Novgorod. Upon his brother's death he succeeded him in Turov, which would remain in possession of his descendants until the 17th century.

When Vsevolod Iaroslavich died in 1093, Sviatopolk was acknowledged by other princes as the senior son of Veliki Kniaz and permitted to ascend the Kievan throne. Although he participated in the princely congresses organized by Vladimir Monomakh, he is sometimes charged with encouraging internecine wars among Rurikid princes. For instance, he sided with his cousin David of Volhynia in capturing and blinding one of Galician princes. He also sided with Vladimir Monomakh in several campaigns against the Kypchaks but was defeated in the Battle of the Stugna River (1097).

Sviatopolk's Christian name was Michael, so he encouraged embellishment of St Michael's Abbey in Kiev, which has been known as the Golden-Roofed up to the present. The history now known as the Primary Chronicle was compiled by the monk Nestor during Sviatopolk's reign.

Sviatopolk married twice; to a Bohemian princess and then in 1094 to a daughter of Tugor Khan of the Kypchaks. By his first wife he had two daughters, Zbyslava, whom he married to king Boleslaw III of Poland, and Predslava to Prince Álmos of Croatia. His son Iaroslav reigned in Volynia and was married three times - to Hungarian, Polish, and Kievan princesses. In consequence of Iaroslav's early death, his descendants forfeited any right to the Kievan throne and had to content themselves with Turov and Pinsk. His other daughter, Maria, married Piotr Włostowic.

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