Volodar Rostislavich of Peremyshl, Prince of Zvenigorod (Halych), Prince of Peremyshl, was born 1065 to Rostislav Vladimirovich of Tmutarakan (c1038-1067) and Anna Lanke of Hungary (1047-1095) and died 19 March 1124 of unspecified causes. Charlemagne (747-814).

Volodar Rostislavich was Prince of Zvenigorod (1085-1092) and Prince of Peremyshl (1092-1124). He was the great-grandson of Yaroslav the Wise and the son of Rostislav Vladimirovich of Tmutarakan. He was the grandfather Yaroslav Vladimirovich Osmomysl.

On the death of his father in 1067, Volodar and his brothers Rurik and Vasilko were expelled from Tmutarakan. They resided in Vladimir-Volynsky at the court of Yaropolk Izyaslavich. Together with his brothers ran away from him and took possession of the lands in the Carpathian region. In 1086 Yaropolk, entered into an alliance with Vsevolod Yaroslavich and was killed during the campaign against Rostislav.

The Council of Lyubech (1097) secured the Principality of Peremyshl for Volodar. In 1099 is a new attempt of the Grand Prince of Kiev Svyatopolk Izyaslavich) to establish control over the south-western Russian lands, but Volodar and his brothers won, and then, during the invasion of the Hungarians, Volodar defended Peremyshl. The Hungarians were defeated by his allies: Davyd Igorevich and Cumans in the Battle of the Wiar River).

In 1117 Volodar and Vasilko and fought in alliance with Vladimir Monomakh and Davyd Svyatoslavich against Yaroslav Svyatopolchik. The allies besieged Vladimir-Volynsky and forced the prince to surrender.

In 1119 Volodar participated together with the Hungarians in the campaign against Byzantium and returned with a rich booty.

In 1122 Volodar went to war against the Poles, ravaged many areas, took a lot of production, but because of the treachery of its governor Petrona was in Polish captivity. Vasilko had to collect a large ransom in 2000 hryvnia silver to redeem his brother from captivity.

In 1123 Volodar with his brother, Hungarians, Poles and Czechs were on the side of Yaroslav Svyatopolchik and besieged Andrei Vladimirovich in Vladimir-Volynsky. After Yaroslav's death the allies broke the siege.

He was buried in the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Przemyśl


  1. Rostislav Volodarevich of Peremyshl (c1090-1128)
  2. Irina Volodarevna, married in 1104 Isaac Komnenos, son of Alexios I Komnenos
  3. Daughter, married Roman Vladimirovich of Volhynia
  4. Vladimir Volodarevich of Zvenigorod (1104-1153)



Offspring of Volodar Rostislavich of Peremyshl (Володарь Ростиславич, князь перемышльский) and Nomen nescio
Name Birth Death Joined with
Rostislav Volodarevich of Peremyshl (c1090-1128) 1090 1128
Irina Volodarevna of Peremyshl (c1095-c1140) 1095 1040 Isaac Komnenos (1093-c1153)
Daughter of Volodar Rostislavich (c1100-c1150) 1100 1150 Roman Vladimirovich of Volhynia (c1091-1119)
Vladimir Volodarevich of Zvenigorod (1104-1153) 1104 1153 Sophia of Hungary (bef1101-c1148)


Offspring of Rostislav Vladimirovich of Tmutarakan (c1038-1067) and Anna Lanke of Hungary (1047-1095)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Rurik Rostislavich of Peremyshl (1063-1092) 1063 1092
Volodar Rostislavich of Peremyshl (1065-1124) 1065 19 March 1124 Nomen nescio
Vasilko Rostislavich of Terebovl (1067-1125) 1066 1125


Footnotes (including sources)


Volodar Rostislavich
Born: 1065 Died: 19 March 1124
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Establishment of the Principality
Princes of Zvenigorod (Halych)
Succeeded by
Rostislav Volodarevich
Preceded by
Ryurik Rostislavich
Prince of Peremyshl
Succeeded by
Rostislav Volodarevich

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