Mstislav Rostilavich Bezochi (the Eyeless) of Rostov was born 1133 and died 20 April 1176 of unspecified causes.

Mstislav Rostislavich Bezoky (c1133-April 20, 1178 ) - Prince of Novgorod (1160, 1175-1176, 1177-1178), Prince of Gorodets-Ostersky (1169-1171), Prince of Rostov (1175-1176), the eldest son of Rostislav Yuryevich and the eldest grandson of [[Yuri Dolgoruky] .

See also: The internecine war in Northeast Rus (1174–1177) After the boyars assassinated Andrei of Bogolyubovo in 1174, the Rostov and Suzdal boyars were invited to the reign of Mstislav with brother Yaropolk. Mstislav took the reign of the Principality of Rostov, and Yaropolk the reign of the Grand Principality of Vladimir-Suzdal. The appointees of the old boyars, apparently, did not regard the city of Vladimir, the former capital of Andrei of Bogolyubovo, as the center of the principality. They considered it a suburb of Suzdal: its inhabitants were called their slaves for stonemen. Called by the inhabitants of Vladimir to reign, Mikhail Yuryevich was forced to leave the city under military pressure of the boyars and Rostislavich, and went to Chernigov to the local prince Svyatoslav Vsevolodovich, an opponent of Smolensk Rostislavich , who were opponents of Andrei Bogolyubsky in the last years of his life and who now supported Mstislav and Yaropolk. Already in 1175, with the help of Chernigov, Mikhail managed to return to Vladimir, then Suzdal recognized him as his prince. After his death, Mstislav and Yaropolk again tried to seize the throne, but were defeated by Vsevolod Yuryevich near Yuriev , they fled totheir sister's husband Gleb Rostislavich Ryazansky , he marched, but was defeated by Vsevolod in the Battle of the Koloksha River (1177) and was captured. The intercession of a relative of Mstislav's wife, Mstislav Rostislavich the Brave , was unsuccessful, Mstislav with Yaropolk were planted in the logs , then blinded at the request of Vladimir residents, and then released. A year later, Mstislav died while reigning of Novgorod.

Family and children

1st wife : from the descendants of Rostislav Mstislavich Smolensky and Kiev . Children :

  • Svyatoslav Mstislavich.
  • Vasili Mstislavich.

2nd wife : Daughter of the mayor of Novgorod Yakun Miroslavich. F. B. Uspensky indicates that some researchers believe that Ragnvald Ulfsson, a relative of Ingegerd Olofsdotter of Sweden (1001-1050), was an ancestor of the Novgorodians of Miroslavich - this connection could have led to marriage


Offspring of Mstislav Rostislavich of Rostov and unknown parent
Name Birth Death Joined with
Svyatoslav Mstislavich
Vasili Mstislavich.



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