Oleg Svyatoslavich of Novgorod-Seversky was born 1137 to Svyatoslav Olgovich of Chernigov (c1108-1164) and Daughter of Aepa Khan and died 18 January 1180 of unspecified causes. He married Yelena Yuryevna (c1140-1165) 1160 JL . He married Unknown Andreyevna of Volhynia (c1140-1166) 1166 JL . He married Agafiya Rostislavna of Smolensk (c1147-c1210) 1167 JL .

Oleg Svyatoslavich (about 1137[1]- January 18, 1180 ) - Prince of Putivl (1157-1159), Prince of Kursk (1159-1164), Prince of Novgorod-Seversky (1164-1180), the son of Svyatoslav Olgovich of Chernigov, the elder brother of Igor Svyatoslavich Novgorod-Seversky .


Olev Svyatoslavich was involved, together with his father. in the internecine struggle of 1146-1154 on the side of Yuri Dolgoruky and Vladimir Volodarevich against the Monomakhovichi of Volhynia, Smolensk and the Davydovich of Chernigovh.

After the death of his father, in the period 1164-1180, Oleg fought against the cousins Svyatoslav Vsevolodich and Yaroslav Vsevolodich. The first dispute over the volosts occurred in 1167 after the death of Svyatoslav Vladimirovich of Vshchizh. The chronicle says that Svyatoslav gave the best parishhis to his brother, and installed his son in Vshchizh. Oleg marched towards Starodub-on-the-Klyazma, and Yaroslav with Polovtsians towards Novgorod-Seversky. Peace was concluded following a mediation by Rostislav Mstislavich, peace was concluded, Oleg received from Svyatoslav 4 cities. In 1174 together with Yaroslav Izyaslavich of Kiev and the Rostislavichi he took Lutava and Moroviesk and approached Starodub-on-the-Klyazma, seeking from Svyatoslav Vsevolodich the redistribution of the volosts. In response, Svyatoslav Vsevolodich besieged Novgorod-Seversky, after which the peace was concluded.

In 1164, when Svyatoslav Olgovich died in Chernigov, Oleg lost Chernigov to Svyatoslav Vsevolodich, occupying Novgorod-Seversky in violation of the rights of Yaroslav Vsevolodich.

The problem of the Principality of Chernigov

Svyatoslav Vsevolodich reigned in Kiev since 1117, however, the Ipatiev Chronicle under the year 1178 reports that Svyatoslav Vsevolodich lived in Chernigov, having arrived from Kiev; Yaroslav Vsevolodich ruled in Chernigov, and Igor Svyatoslavich - in Novgorod-Seversky only in connection with the death of Oleg. According to Presnyakov AE [2], Svyatoslav Vsevolodich, taking Kiev, conceded Chernigov neither to Oleg nor to his brother Yaroslav, because, in 1164, Oleg refused Chernigov only in favor of Svyatoslav Vsevolodich, but not Yaroslav Vsevolodich. According to L.Voytovich [1], Oleg reigned in Chernigov from 1178 to his death in 1180.

Family and children

First wife : - Yelena Yuryevna (c1140-1165), the daughter of Yuri Dolgoruky.

2nd wife : NN Andreyevna of Volhynia (c1140-1166), daughter of Andrei Vladimirovich of Volhynia, brother of Yuri Dolgoruky (d.1166, being married to Oleg, according to the annals).

3rd wife : Agafiya Rostislavna of Smolensk (c1147-c1210), the daughter of Rostislav Mstislavich of Kiev. As the wife of Oleg is mentioned in the annals of 1166 after the death of "Andreevna."


  1. ^ a b Template:Войтович Л. - Княжеские династии Восточной Европы
  2. ^ Пресняков А. Е. - Княжое право в Древней Руси. Лекции по русской истории. Киевская Русь. — М.: Наука, 1993



Offspring of Oleg Svyatoslavich of Novgorod-Seversky and Agafiya Rostislavna of Smolensk (c1147-c1210)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Svyatoslav Olgovich of Rylsk (1167-1196) 1167 1196 Evdokia


Offspring of Svyatoslav Olgovich of Chernigov (c1108-1164) and Yekaterina of Novgorod (c1115-c1170)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Oleg Svyatoslavich of Novgorod-Seversky (c1137-1180) 1137 18 January 1180 Yelena Yuryevna (c1140-1165)
Unknown Andreyevna of Volhynia (c1140-1166)
Agafiya Rostislavna of Smolensk (c1147-c1210)
Mariya Svyatovlavna (1140-1175)
Igor Svyatoslavich of Chernigov (1151-1202) 1151 1202 Eufrosinya Yaroslavna of Halych (c1155-c1202)
Vsevolod Svyatoslavich of Kursk (1155-1196)


Footnotes (including sources)


Oleg Svyatoslavich
Born: c1137 Died: 1180
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Svyatoslav Olgovich
Prince of Putivl
Succeeded by
Igor Svyatoslavich
Preceded by
Gleb Yuryevich of Kiev (c1115-1171)
Prince of Kursk
Succeeded by
Vsevolod Svyatoslavich
Preceded by
Svyatoslav Vsevolodovich
Prince of Novgorod-Seversky
Succeeded by
Igor Svyatoslavich
Preceded by
Svyatoslav Vsevolodovich
Prince of Chernigov
Succeeded by
Yaroslav Vsevolodovich