Gleb Vseslavich of Minsk was born 1055 to Vseslav Bryachislavich of Polotsk (c1039-1101) and died 13 September 1119 Kiev, Ukraine of unspecified causes. He married Anastasia Yaropolkovna (c1070-1159) 1090 JL .

Gleb Vseslavich (Belarusian: Глеб Усяславіч, Russian: Глеб Всеславич) (died September 13, 1119) was the prince of Minsk between 1101 and 1119. During his reign Minsk was at war with Kiev and Polatsk. He started the Minsk branch of the Princes of Polotsk as son of Vseslav of Polotsk.

In 1104 his city of Minsk was under siege from the voivode Putiata Vyshatich, Oleg Svyatoslavich, and Yaropolk Vladimirovich, the son of Vladimir II Monomakh. In 1106 he had partaken the raid on the Baltic tribe of Semigallians.

In 1116 he started the war with Vladimir Monomakh and burned down Slutsk. In response to that Monomakh with his sons, Davyd Svyatoslavich, and sons of Oleg Svyatoslavich assaulted Minsk. The Monomakhs took Orsha, Drutsk, and besieged Minsk. Gleb started negotiations with Vladimir Monomakh who in spirit of the upcoming Easter holidays agreed to conclude a peace. Completely ignoring the conditions of the signed peace treaty, Gleb resumed his hostilities in 1119. The same year Mstislav Vladimirovich, the son of Monomakh, took Gleb as a prisoner to Kiev where the last died shortly.[1]


  1. Rostislav (c1192-1165), Prince of Minsk (1146–1165) and Prince of Polotsk 1151–1159
  2. Volodar (c1195-1167), Prince of Gorodets 1146–1167, Prince of Minsk 1151–1159, 1165–1167, and Prince of Polotsk 1167
  3. Vsevolod (c1198-1162), Prince of Izyaslavl 1151–1159, Prince of Strezhev 1159–1162
  4. Izyaslav (c1200-1134)

References and sources

  • Alekseyev L. V. — Polotsk Land // Medieval Russian Principality 10th—13th centuries — published 1975

Gleb Vseslavich of Minsk
Born: 1055 Died: 1119
Preceded by
Prince of Minsk
Succeeded by
Mstislav Izyaslavich
Pretenders to the title
Preceded by
Rogvolod Vseslavich
2nd in line to Grand Prince of Kiev
Succeeded by
Davyd Vseslavich


Offspring of Gleb Vseslavich of Minsk and Anastasia Yaropolkovna (c1070-1159)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Rostislav Glebovich of Minsk (c1092-1165)
Volodar Glebovich of Gorodets (c1095-c1167) 1095 1167 Richeza of Poland (1116-1156)
Vsevolod Glebovich of Izyaslavl (c1098-1162)
Izyaslav Glebovich of Minsk (c1100-1134)


Offspring of Vseslav Bryachislavich of Polotsk (c1039-1101) and unknown parent
Name Birth Death Joined with
Davyd Vseslavich of Polotsk (c1052-c1129) 1052 1129 Byzantium, Byzantine Empire Nomen nescio
Roman Vseslavich of Drutsk (c1054-c1115) 1054 1115 Murom, Murom Rayon, Vladimir Oblast, Russia
Gleb Vseslavich of Minsk (c1055-1119) 1055 13 September 1119 Kiev, Ukraine Anastasia Yaropolkovna (c1070-1159)
Rogvolod Vseslavich of Polotsk (c1057-1128) 1057 1128 Polotsk
Svyatoslav Vseslavich of Vitebsk (c1065-c1130) 1065 1130 Constantinople, Turkey Sofiya Vladimirovna (c1078-c1140)
Rostislav Vseslavich of Lukoml (1070-c1135) 1070 1135


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