Izyaslav Vladimirovich of Kursk, Prince of Kursk, Prince of Murom, was born on an unknown date to Vladimir II Vsevolodovich Monomakh of Kiev (1053-1125) and Gytha of Wessex (1053-1098) and died 6 December 1096 Murom of Died in battle.

Izyaslav Vladimirovich (1077/1078-September 6, 1096)[1] -Prince of Kursk (1094,1095-1096), Prince of Murom (1095 - 1096). The second son of Vladimir Monomakh and Gita of Wessex [2]. His godfather was Oleg Svyatoslavich [1].


See also: The internecine war in Russia (1097-1100) After the outbreak of the war, for the inheritance between Svyatoslav Yaroslavich's sons on the one hand, Svyatopolk Izyaslavich and Vladimir Vsevolodovich on the other, the seizure of Chernigov by Oleg Svyatoslavich in 1094, and of Smolensk by Davyd Svyatoslavich in 1095, Izyaslav left Kursk on behalf of his father and took Oleg's property in Murom.

After the expulsion of Oleg from Chernigov, Svyatopolk and Vladimir were forced to repel the attack of the Polovtsians on Kiev and Pereyaslavl, when they managed to inflict a decisive defeat on Khan Tugorkhan, in the Battle of the Trubezh River, and for a time stopped Polovtsian raids on Rus. Meanwhile, Oleg, having raised an army in Smolensk, moved to Murom and demanded that Izyaslav leave his estate in the fiefdom of Vladimir Monomakh - in Rostov and Suzdal . But Izyaslav assembled an army for the defense of Murom against the troops from Rostov, Suzdal and Beloozero. Izyaslav died on 6 September 1096 in the battle under the walls of Murom[3].

As a result of the victory, Oleg took Moore, Rostov and Suzdal. Only after the march on him of Novgorod, Pereyaslavl and Polovtsian troops led by Mstislav and Vyacheslav Vladimirovich (respectively, with a similar requirement to leave Oleg's estates in Rostov and Suzdal), Oleg was forced to retreat and finally agreed to the conclusion of peace that occurred on the princely Council of Lyubech in 1097 .

The prince's body was taken to Veliky Novgorod and placed in the Saint Sophia Cathedral . According to the letter from Vladimir Monomakh to Oleg Svyatoslavich, Izyaslav married, probably in 1096, shortly before his death, but did not have any children [1]. At the time of his death, he was still a teenager, considering that his older brother Mstislav was then 20 years old.


  1. ^ a b c Кuchkin, В.А. (1999). Чудо св. Пантелеймона и семейные дела Владимира Мономаха. Moscow: Россия в Средние века и Новое время. pp. 50—82. 
  2. ^ Рудаков В. Е. (1890-1906). "Смоленская земля". Энциклопедический словарь Брокгауза и Ефрона. 86. Sankt Petersburg. 
  3. ^ "Изяслав Владимирович". Энциклопедический словарь Брокгауза и Ефрона. 86. Sankt Petersburg. 1890-1906. 




Footnotes (including sources)

Izyaslav Vladimirovich of Kursk
Born: 1027 Died: 1076
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Prince of Kursk
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Mstislav Vladimirovich
Prince of Smolensk
Succeeded by
Davyd Svyatoslavich
Preceded by
Oleg Svyatoslavich
Prince of Murom
Succeeded by
Yaroslav Svyatoslavich
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