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Viacheslav I of Kiev

Ukrainian ruler
The basics
About
Date of birth
Date of death 1154 Kiev, Ukraine
Family
Mother: Gytha of Wessex
Brother(s): Yuri Dolgorukiy Mstislav I of Kiev Yaropolk II of Kiev
Father: Vladimir II Monomakh
The details
Biography

Viacheslav Vladimirovich (Russian: Вячеслав Владимирович) (1083 – 2 February 1154) was a Prince of Smolensk (1113–1125), Turov (1125–1132, 1134–1146), Pereyaslavl (1132–1134, 1142), Peresopnytsia (1146–1149), Vyshgorod (1149–1151) and Grand Prince of Kiev (1139, 1151–1154).

He was a son of Vladimir Monomakh and Gytha of Wessex. On 18 February 1139 he succeeded his brother Yaropolk II of Kiev as Grand Prince, but was driven out in March by Vsevolod II of Kiev. He later ruled Kiev jointly with his nephew Iziaslav II of Kiev and died not long after Iziaslav in late 1154 or early 1155 and is buried in the St. Sophia Cathedral in Kiev. His only son, Michael Viacheslavovich, had predeceased him in 1129.

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