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The '''Principality of Volhynia''' was a western [[Kievan Rus']] principality founded by the [[Rurik dynasty]] in 987 centered in the region of [[Volhynia]], straddling the borders of modern-day [[Poland]], [[Ukraine]] and [[Belarus]]. From 1069 to 1118 it belong to Izyaslavichi who primarily ruled from [[Turaŭ|Turov]] (see [[Principality of Turov and Pinsk|Principality of Turov]]). After losing Turov to Monomakhovichi in 1105, the descendents of Izyaslav Yaroslavovich for a few years continued to rule in Volhynia. From 1154 to 1199 the principality was named Principality of Vladimir when the Principality of Lutsk (1154-1228) was separated.
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The '''Principality of Volhynia''' was a western [[Kievan Rus']] principality founded by the [[Rurik dynasty]] in 987 centered in the region of [[Volhynia]], straddling the borders of modern-day [[Poland]], [[Ukraine]] and [[Belarus]]. From 1069 to 1118 it belong to Izyaslavichi who primarily ruled from [[Turaŭ|Turov]] (see [[Principality of Turov and Pinsk|Principality of Turov]]). After losing Turov to Monomakhovichi in 1105, the descendents of [[Izyaslav Yaroslavovich]] for a few years continued to rule in Volhynia. From 1154 to 1199 the principality was also named [[Principality of Vladimir-Volynsky]], after the [[Principality of Lutsk]] (1154-1228) was separated.
   
 
== Territory ==
 
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The Principality of Volhynia along with her sister state, the [[Principality of Halych]] were formed by lesser sons of the ruling [[Rurik dynasty]] in Kiev. Following the fragmentation of the [[Kievan Rus']], the principality achieved autonomy in 1154.
 
The Principality of Volhynia along with her sister state, the [[Principality of Halych]] were formed by lesser sons of the ruling [[Rurik dynasty]] in Kiev. Following the fragmentation of the [[Kievan Rus']], the principality achieved autonomy in 1154.
   
Following the death of the prince of [[Principality of Halych|Halych]] [[Vladimir II Yaroslavich|Volodymyr Yaroslavovych]] in 1199, the Halych line of the Rurik dynasty had become extinct and the prince of Volhynia, [[Roman the Great]] annexed the principality, moved his seat to the city of Old Halych and formed the united [[Kingdom of Galicia-Volhynia]].
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Following the death of the prince of [[Principality of Halych|Halych]] [[Vladimir Yaroslavich of Halych (1151-1199)|Vladimir Yaroslavich]] in 1199, the Halych line of the Rurik dynasty had become extinct and the prince of Volhynia, [[Roman the Great]] annexed the principality, moved his seat to the city of Old Halych and formed the united [[Kingdom of Galicia-Volhynia]].
   
== Princes ==
 
* 987 - 1013 [[Vsevolod Vladimirovich of Volhynia (c984-1013)|Vsevolod Vladimirovich]] (brother of [[Yaroslav I Vladimirovich of Kiev (c978-1054)|Yaroslav the Wise]])
 
   
===Rurikind / Yaroslavovychi===
 
* ? - 1054 [[Svyatoslav II Yaroslavich of Kiev (1027-1076)|Svyatoslav II of Kiev]] (son of [[Yaroslav I Vladimirovich of Kiev (c978-1054)|Yaroslav the Wise]])
 
* 1054 - 1057 [[Igor Yaroslavich of Volhynia (1036-1060)|Igor Yaroslavich]] (son of [[Yaroslav I Vladimirovich of Kiev (c978-1054)|Yaroslav the Wise]])
 
 
===Rurikind / Volodymyrovychi===
 
* 1057 - 1064 [[Rostislav of Tmutarakan]]
 
 
===Yaroslavovychi / Izyaslavovychi===
 
* 1069 - 1086 [[Yaropolk Izyaslavich of Kiev (c1044-1087)|Yaropolk Izyaslavich]] (King of Rus since 1078)
 
** 1073 - 1078 occupation by Olegovichi ([[Oleg I Svyatoslavich of Chernigov (c1053-1115)|Oleg I of Chernigov]])
 
* 1086 - 1100 [[Davyd Igorevich of Volhynia (c1055-1112)|Davyd Igorevich]]
 
* 1099 - 1100 Mstislav Svyatopolchych
 
* {{Anchor|Yaroslav Svyatopolchych}}1100 - 1118 Yaroslav Svyatopolchych
 
 
===Monomakhovychi===
 
* 1118 - 1119 Roman Volodymyrovych
 
* 1119 - 1135 [[Andrei Vladimirovich of Volhynia (1102-1141)|Andrei Vladimirovich]]
 
* 1135 - 1141 [[Izyaslav II Mstislavich of Kiev (c1097-1154)|Izyaslav II of Kiev]]
 
** 1141 - 1146 occupation by Olehovychi [[Sviatoslav III of Kiev]]
 
* 1146 - 1149 Volodymyr of Dorohobuzh
 
 
===Monomakhovychi / Mstislavovychi (senior line)===
 
* 1149 - 1151 [[Izyaslav II Mstislavich of Kiev (c1097-1154)|Izyaslav II of Kiev]]
 
* 1149 - 1154 Svyatopolk Mstislavych
 
* 1154 - 1157 [[Vladimir III Mstislavich]]
 
* 1157 - 1170 [[Mstislav II of Kiev]]
 
* 1170 - 1205 [[Roman the Great]]
 
** 1205 - 1208 occupation of Galicia-Volhynia by Olhovychi-Ihorevychi ([[Svyatoslav III Igorevich]])
 
* 1208 - 1215 Oleksandr of Belz
 
* 1215 - 1238 [[Daniel of Galicia]]
 
* 1238 - 1269 [[Vasilko Romanovich]]
 
* 1269 - 1289 [[Vladimir Vasilkovich]]
 
* 1289 - ~1292 Mstislav Danylovych
 
* ~1292 - 1301 [[Lev I of Galicia]]
 
* 1301 - 1308 [[Yuri I of Galicia]]
 
* 1308 - 1323 [[Andrew of Galicia]]
 
 
===Piast vs Rurikind===
 
* 1323 - 1340 Halych boyars led by Dmytro Dedko
 
** 1323 - 1325 Volodymyr Lvovych
 
** 1325 - 1340 [[Bolesław Jerzy of Mazovia]]
 
 
===Gedeminas===
 
* 1340 - 1392 War for succession of the Kingdom of Rus between Poland and Lithuania
 
** 1340 - 1384 [[Liubartas]]
 
** 1366 - 1370 Oleksandr Korybut
 
** 1384 - 1392 Fedir Liubartovych
 
* 1430s - 1452 [[Švitrigaila]] during the civil war in Lithuania
 
   
 
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Principality of Volhynia
Волинське князівство
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987–1199 Alex K Halych-Volhynia.svg

Coat of arms

Principality of Volhynia (shown in orange)
Capital Volodymyr
Languages Old East Slavic
Religion Eastern Orthodox
Government Monarchy
History
 -  Established 987
 -  Disestablished 1199

The Principality of Volhynia was a western Kievan Rus' principality founded by the Rurik dynasty in 987 centered in the region of Volhynia, straddling the borders of modern-day Poland, Ukraine and Belarus. From 1069 to 1118 it belong to Izyaslavichi who primarily ruled from Turov (see Principality of Turov). After losing Turov to Monomakhovichi in 1105, the descendents of Izyaslav Yaroslavovich for a few years continued to rule in Volhynia. From 1154 to 1199 the principality was also named Principality of Vladimir-Volynsky, after the Principality of Lutsk (1154-1228) was separated.

Territory[]

The principality held the lands of the historic region of Volhynia from where it acquired its name. The capital of the principality as well as the largest and most important city of the region was Volodymyr. Other notable cities in the principality include Kremenets, Lutsk, Busk, Dorogobuzh, Brest, Belz and Shumsk.

Principality of Volhynia in beige.

History[]

The Principality of Volhynia along with her sister state, the Principality of Halych were formed by lesser sons of the ruling Rurik dynasty in Kiev. Following the fragmentation of the Kievan Rus', the principality achieved autonomy in 1154.

Following the death of the prince of Halych Vladimir Yaroslavich in 1199, the Halych line of the Rurik dynasty had become extinct and the prince of Volhynia, Roman the Great annexed the principality, moved his seat to the city of Old Halych and formed the united Kingdom of Galicia-Volhynia.


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