Gleb Svyatoslavich of Novgorod was born circa 1048 to Svyatoslav II Yaroslavich of Kiev (1027-1076) and Cecilia of Dithmarschen (c1030-c1070) and died 30 May 1078 Volokolamsk, Volokolamsk Rayon, Moscow Oblast, Russia of unspecified causes.

Gleb Svyatoslavich (d. 30 May 1078) was the eldest son of Grand Duke of Kiev Yaroslav Svyatoslav. He was Prince of Tmutarakan (1064, 1066-1068) and Prince of Novgorod (1069-1078), .

He began to reign in Tmutarakan in 1064, but was driven out in the same year by his cousin Rostislav Vladimirovich. He returned to Tmutarakan with his father's help, but was soon again driven away by Rostislav. Gleb has managed to establish himself as ruler of Tmutarakan only after Rostislav's death in 1067.

In 1067 for a short time he was prince of Novgorod, but after Vsevlav Bryachislavich of Polotsk was installed as Grand Prince of Kiev he returned to Tmutarakan, where, according to the inscription on the marble stone of Tmutarakan in 1068 measured the distance between the ice and Tmutarakan Kerch (it is the oldest known example of topographic and hydrographic work in Russia).

After fleeing from Polotsk in front of the advancing Vsevlav, be settled in Novgorod in 1069 and was able to defend it against Vsevlav's troops. He ruled Novgorod till 1073 till his father Svyatoslav was crowned Grand Prince of Kiev. Svyatoslav gave Gleb the Principality of Pereyaslavl. After his father's death and the raising to power of Vsevolod Yaroslavich in 1077 was again relegated to Novgorod.

The following year, with the appearance of a Novgorod pagan priest, who called the people to revolt, according to the Chronicle, the main of them are killed, and was then fired Novgorod. Exile Hleb, according to the doctor of historical sciences Froyanova IJ , match, probably with great danger for him. "Escape from Gleb Novgorod - a sign saying about emergency situation, forcing the governor to leave the city. Apparently, the life of the prince was under threat coming from Novgorod, accused him of misfortunes (poor harvest fruits of the earth) that have befallen the land of Novgorod " [1] .

Getting no help from the other princes, Gleb Svyatoslavich ran for Volok-na-Lame (now Volokolamsk, where he was killed by the Chuds, on May 30, 1078. Buried 23 July 1078 in Chernigov.



Offspring of Svyatoslav II Yaroslavich of Kiev (1027-1076) and Cecilia of Dithmarschen (c1030-c1070)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Wyszesława Svyatoslavna of Kiev (c1047-c1090) 1047 1090 Bolesław II the Bold (c1042-1081)
Gleb Svyatoslavich of Novgorod (c1048-1078) 1048 30 May 1078 Volokolamsk, Volokolamsk Rayon, Moscow Oblast, Russia
Roman Svyatoslavich Krasnyi of Tmutarakan (c1050-1079) 1050 2 August 1079
Davyd Svyatoslavich of Chernigov (c1052-1123) 1052 1123 Theodosia (c1060-c1110)
Oleg I Svyatoslavich of Chernigov (c1053-1115) 1053 2 August 1115 Theophano Mouzalonissa (c1075-c1105)
Daughter of Osaluka-Khan

Offspring of Svyatoslav II Yaroslavich of Kiev (1027-1076) and Oda von Babenberg (c1040-c1087)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Yaroslav Svyatoslavich of Chernigov (1074-1129) 1074 1129 NN
Daughter of Kiev (c1070-c1117) 1070 1117 Kilij Arslan I of Rum (-1107)


Gleb Svyatoslavich
Born: c1048 Died: 1078
Preceded by
Prince of Tmutarakan
Succeeded by
Rostislav Vladimirovich
Preceded by
Rostislav Vladimirovich
Prince of Tmutarakan
Succeeded by
Oleg Svyatoslavich
Preceded by
Mstislav Izyaslavich
Prince of Novgorod
Succeeded by
Svyatopolk Izyaslavich

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