Sudislav Vladimirovich of Pskov was born circa 992 to Vladimir I Svyatoslavich of Kiev (c958-1015) and Adela and died 1063 of unspecified causes.

Sudislav Vladimirovich was Prince of Pskov. He was imprisoned by his brother, Yaroslav the Wise, Grand Prince of Kiev in about 1035. He was liberated from the prison in 1059 and died as a monk in a monastery in Kiev in 1063.


He was the youngest son of Vladimir the Great, Grand Prince of Kiev.[1] His mother name is unknown.[2] He received the Principality of Pskov from his father.[3] His brother, Grand Prince Yaroslav the Wise seized and incarcerated him around 1035.[4] Around that time Sudislav was the only surviving brother of Yaroslav the Wise who attempted to secure the succession for his own sons.[5]

Sudislav spent about 25 years in prison before his three nephews - Izyaslav of Kiev, Svyatoslav of Chernigov, and Vsevolod of Pereyaslav - set him free in 1059.[6][7] On his release, Sudislav was forced to swear an "oath of fealty" to them and to take "the monastic habit",[8] according to the Russian Primary Chronicle.[6] [9] Sudislav became a monk in the Kiev St. George Monastery, where he died in 1063.


  1. ^ Martin 1993, pp. 28, 422.
  2. ^ Martin 1993, p. 28.
  3. ^ Dimnik 1994, p. 18.
  4. ^ Dimnik 1994, pp. 18, 44.
  5. ^ Martin 1993, p. 422.
  6. ^ a b Dimnik 1994, p. 44.
  7. ^ Franklin & Shepard 1996, p. 249.
  8. ^ Russian Primary Chronicle (year 6567), p. 143.
  9. ^ Franklin & Shepard 1996, p. 254.


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Sudislav Vladimirovich (monk Savva , mind 1063 ), Prince Pskov ( 1014 - 1036 ) - son of Vladimir I Svyatoslavich . Hw is locally honored as a holy monk (recluse) in the Cathedral of all the Reverend and in the Cathedral of the Pskov Saints .


Wore a unique name in the family of Rurikovich (also known outside the princely dynasty). In the lists of sons of Vladimir is called the last; probably, was the youngest. According to the Nikon Chronicle , in 1014 , when Yaroslav 's struggle with his father began, Vladimir singled out the Pskov from the Novgorod principality (meaning the political institution, the territorial name - the Novgorod land ) -Pskov and gave it to Sudislav, which seems quite plausible, given that, according to the Tale of Bygone Years , his brother Yaroslav the Wise imprisoned him in this city. Nothing is known about the participation of Sudislav in the dissension of Vladimirovich 1015 - 1019 years , but during the new round of the struggle for power (between Yaroslav, Mstislav Tmutarakansky and Bryachislav Polotsky), he obviously proved to be dangerous for Yaroslav , who preferred to isolate him. In 1036, after the death of Mstislav, he suddenly seized Sudislava and liquidated the Pskov principality.


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Offspring of Vladimir I Svyatoslavich of Kiev (c958-1015) and Olava (c960-c995)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Vysheslav Vladimirovich of Novgorod (c977-c1013) 977 1013 Novgorod

Offspring of Vladimir I Svyatoslavich of Kiev (c958-1015) and Unnamed Greek nun
Name Birth Death Joined with
Svyatopolk I Vladimirovich of Kiev (c980-1019) 980 1019 Daughter of Bolesław I the Brave (c995-1018)

Offspring of Vladimir I Svyatoslavich of Kiev (c958-1015) and Rogneda Rogvolodovna of Polotsk (962-1002)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Izyaslav Vladimirovich of Polotsk (c978-1001) 978 1001
Yaroslav I Vladimirovich of Kiev (c978-1054) 978 20 February 1054 NN
Ingegerd Olofsdotter of Sweden (1001-1050)
Mstislav Vladimirovich (c982-c982) 982 982
Mstislav Vladimirovich of Chernigov (c983-1036) 983 1036 Chernigov, Chernihiv Rayon, Chernihiv Oblast, Ukraine Anastasia
Vsevolod Vladimirovich of Volhynia (c984-1013) 1084 1113
Predslava Vladimirovna (c983-c1025) 983 1025
Premyslava Vladimirovna (c985-1015) 985 1015
Mstislava Vladimirovna (c986-c1030) 986 1030

Offspring of Vladimir I Svyatoslavich of Kiev (c958-1015) and Malfrida (c965-1000)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Svyyatoslav Vladimirovich of the Drevilians (c982–1015) 982 1015 Skole, Skole Rayon, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine

Offspring of Vladimir I Svyatoslavich of Kiev (c958-1015) and Adela
Name Birth Death Joined with
Boris Vladimirovich of Rostov (986-1015) 986 24 July 1015
Gleb Vladimirovich of Murom (987-1015) 986 1015
Stanislav Vladimirovich of Smolensk (c988-c1015) 988 1015
Sudislav Vladimirovich of Pskov (c992-1063) 992 1063

Offspring of Vladimir I Svyatoslavich of Kiev (c958-1015) and Anna Porphyrogenita (963-1011)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Theofana Vladimirovna of Kiev (c990-c1020) 990 1020 Ostromir Konstantinovich (c995-c1060)

Offspring of Vladimir I Svyatoslavich of Kiev (c958-1015) and Unknown von Schwaben (-)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Maria Dobroniega of Kiev (c1011-1087) Casimir I of Poland (1016-1058)
Agatha Vladimirovna of Kiev (c1014-c1070) 1014 1070 Edward Æþeling of England (1016-1057)

Offspring of Vladimir I Svyatoslavich of Kiev (c958-1015) and unknown parent
Name Birth Death Joined with
Pozvizd Vladimirovich (c985-c1030) 985 1030


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