Rostislav Yaroslavich Rurik of Murom was born 1100 to Yaroslav Svyatoslavich of Chernigov (1074-1129) and died 1153 of unspecified causes. Charlemagne (747-814), Alfred the Great (849-899), Alfred the Great (849-899)/s, Charlemagne (747-814)/s.

Rostislav Yaroslavich (c1100-1153) [1]) was Prince of Ryazan and Prince of Murom.

After his father's death, in 1129, Rostislav Yaroslavovich ruled the Principality of Ryazan together with his brother Svyatoslav [2]. Svyatoslav ruled in Ryazan, and Rostislav in Pronsk.

After the death of his elder brother Yuri in 1143 and the transfer of Svyatoslav from Ryazan to Murom, Rostislav took the throne of Ryazan. And in 2 years after the death of his middle brother Svyatoslav in 1145 he took the rule of Murom, and left the rule of Ryazan to his son Gleb, violating the patrimonial rights of his nephews Svyatoslav'sons.

The Dormition Cathedral of Vladimir

In the period 1146-1151 Rostislav allied with Izyaslav Mstislavovitch from Volhynia and Vladimir and Izyaslav Davidovich from Chernigov against Yuri Dolgoruky from Rostov and Svyatoslav Olgovich from Novgorod-Seversky. When Izyaslav Mstislavovitch took Kiev and oposed Svyatoslav Olgovich, Yuri Dolgoruky undertook a campaign to help Svyatoslav. Then Izyaslav asked Rostislav to raid the villages in Suzdal, and Yuri Dolgoruky had to return from his expedition. In 1146 Izyaslav managed to expel Svyatoslav Olgovich from the Severschina, but, in the same year, the Princes of Suzdal Rostislav Yuryevich and Andrei Yuryevich besieged Ryazan. As a result, Rostislav Yaroslavich and his son Gleb had to flee to the Polovtsians, and only then did his nephews take the Principality of Ryazan: Davyd Svyatoslavich (and very soon after his death - Igor Svyatoslavich) as well as the Prince of Murom Vladimir Svyatoslavich. But, as soon as 1149, Rostislav managed to return Murom, and, in 1151, also to Ryazan.

View from of former city of Rostislavl-Ryazan, founded by Rostislav Yaroslavich

In 1152, after hearing about the ruin of his Gorodok, Yuri Dolgoruky sent for help to the Ryazan princes; Rostislav appeared at his call with troops from Murom and Ryazan. The campaign ended with the unsuccessful siege of Chernigov.

In 1153 he founded the city of Rostislavl on the Oka river[3].


In 1153, Andrei of Bogolyubovo captured Ryazan, but was evicted by Rostislav with the assistance of the Polovtsians. SolovyovS.M. Solovyov[4] dates this event back to 1154, and D.I. Ilovaisky postpones the death of Rostislav until 1155, considering the last chronicle news of him to be the news of the Ipatiev Chronicle about the crucifixion of the Prince of Ryazan Rostislav, while the news refers to the occupier at that time the Kiev Grand Prince's throne to Prince of Smolensk Rostislav Mstislavich [5].



  • Father : Yaroslav Svyatoslavich - Prince of Murom (1097-1129) and Chernigov (1123-1127).
  • Mother : Name unknown. (died 1124)




  2. ^ Воскресенская летопись
  3. ^ Никоновская летопись
  4. ^ Соловьёв С. М. История России с древнейших времён
  5. ^ Пресняков А. Е. Княжое право в Древней Руси. Лекции по русской истории. Киевская Русь — М.: Наука, 1993. ISBN 5-02-009526-5



Offspring of Rostislav Yaroslavich of Murom and unknown parent
Name Birth Death Joined with
Andrei Rostislavich of Yelets (c1125-c1145) 1125 1145
Gleb Rostislavich of Ryazan (c1127-1177) 1127 30 June 1177 Vladimir, Vladimir Oblast, Russia Yevfrosiniya Rostislavovna of Pereyaslavl (c1130-1179)
Yuri Rostislavich of Murom (c1130-c1180) 1130 1180


#g1: Offspring of Yaroslav Svyatoslavich of Chernigov (1074-1129) and Nomen nescio
Name Birth Death Joined with
Yuri Yaroslavich of Murom (c1095-1143) 1095 1143
Svyatoslav Yaroslavich of Ryazan (c1097-1145) 1097 1145 Murom, Murom Rayon, Vladimir Oblast, Russia
Rostislav Yaroslavich of Murom (c1100-1153) 1100 1153
#g2: Offspring of Yaroslav Svyatoslavich of Chernigov (1074-1129) and Irina
Name Birth Death Joined with
Mikhail Yaroslavich of Chernigov (c1102-c1160)
Fyodor Yaroslavich of Chernigov (c1105-c1165)


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