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Principality of Volhynia
Волинське князівство
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987–1199 Alex K Halych-Volhynia.svg

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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 named Principality of Vladimir when 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 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.

Princes

Rurikind / Yaroslavovychi

Rurikind / Volodymyrovychi

  • 1057 - 1064 Rostislav of Tmutarakan

Yaroslavovychi / Izyaslavovychi

  • 1069 - 1086 Yaropolk Izyaslavich (King of Rus since 1078)
  • 1086 - 1100 Davyd Igorevich
  • 1099 - 1100 Mstislav Svyatopolchych
  • 1100 - 1118 Yaroslav Svyatopolchych

Monomakhovychi

  • 1118 - 1119 Roman Volodymyrovych
  • 1119 - 1135 Andrew the Good
  • 1135 - 1141 Iziaslav II of Kiev
    • 1141 - 1146 occupation by Olehovychi Sviatoslav III of Kiev
  • 1146 - 1149 Volodymyr of Dorohobuzh

Monomakhovychi / Mstislavovychi (senior line)

  • 1149 - 1151 Iziaslav 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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