Oleg Svyatoslavich of Starodub, Prince of Vshchizh , Prince of Lopasnya, Prince of Starodub-Seversky, Prince of Novgorod-Seversky, Prince of Chernigov, was born 1147 to Svyatoslav III Vsevolodovich of Kiev (c1123-1194) and Mariya Vasilkovna of Polotsk (c1125-c1180) and died 1204 of unspecified causes. He married Yefrosina Andreyevna of Yelets (c1150-c1200) .

Oleg Svyatoslavich Rule 1202 - 1204 Predecessor Igor Svyatoslavich Other titles Prince Starodubsky Biographical data Baptism Constantine or Theodosius Birth 1147 Death 1204 Chernihiv COA of Chernihiv Principality.svg Wife Yefrosin Yuriivna Children David , Rurik

Oleg Svyatoslavich of Starodub (1147-1204)[1] - son of the Grand Prince of Kiev, Svyatoslav Vsevolodovich and Mariya Vasilkovna of Polotsk. He was Prince of Vshchizh (1166-1175)[1], Prince of Lopasnya (1176-1189), Prince of Starodub-Seversky (1190-1198), Prince of Novgorod-Seversky (1200-1201)[1] Prince of Chernigov (1201/1202-1204)[1][2],

The issue of seniority

According to L. Voytovych [3], Oleg was the eldest son Svyatoslav Vsevolodovich. N.M. Karamzin in his "History of the Russian State" [4] also says that Vsevolod Svyatoslavich Chermnyi became the head of the Princes of Chernigov after the death of Igor Svyatoslavich and his elder brother Oleg.

After 1196, Oleg was not mentioned in the chronicle. According to N.E. Presnyakov [5], in whose hands Novgorod-Seversky during the seniority of Igor [6], we do not know how we can not even compile a list of his princes. The researcher considers the head of Chernigov princes, after Igor's death (1202), Vsevolod Svyatoslavich, the head of the north - Vladimir Igorevich .


In 1175, after spending the wives of Mikhail and Vsevolod Yuryevich, who came to power in North-Eastern Russia with the help of his father and brother, from Chernigov to Moscow, stayed in Lopasnya, took Ryazan's Sverelysk (the former Chernigov volost) and defeated the army sent by Gleb Rostislavich of Ryazan, led by his nephew, son of Yuri Rostislavich. In 1177 Oleg together with his brother Vladimir led the Chernigov army in a campaign to help Vsevolod Yuryevich against Gleb Rostislavich, who was defeated, captured and died in captivity.

In 1180, together with Vsevolod Svyatoslavich of Kursk commanded the army left by his father for the defense of Chernigov during the Allied forces' march to Drutsk against Davyd Rostislavich of Smolensk.

In 1183 he participated in the campaign of the Kiev, Pereyaslavl and Northern armies against the Polovtsians under Konchak Khan. After Yaroslav Vsevolodovich of Chernigov's refusal to participate in the campaign organized by Oleg with his brother Vsevolod, the campaign continued headed by the troops of the Grand Principality of Kiev under the general direction of Igor Svyatoslavich Prince of Novgorod-Seversky. After the latter's conflict with Vladimir Glebovich of Pereyaslavl. Igor sent Oleg to Kiev along part of the troops. After the defeat of the northern princes by the Polovtsians in 1185, Oleg, together with his brother Vladimir, was sent by his father to organize the defense of Pamyat against the troops of Hzak Khan

In 1196, Oleg led a campaign against the Principality of Smolensk, during which the Oleg's son [[Davyd died, but Smolensk, led by Mstislav Romanovich, were defeated by Polotsk, the allies of the Chernigovites. In the same year, Oleg together with his brother Gleb led the Chernigov garrison in the event of an attack by Ryurik Rostislavich of Kiev, while the main forces of the Olhovitsy rose to the bar, blocking the way to the Smolensk and Suzdalians deep into the Chernigov princedom.

Family and children

Wife: Yefrosina Andreyevna of Yelets (c1150-c1200)- the daughter of Andrei Rostislavich of Yelets [7] .

Children :

  • Davyd Olgovich of Starodub (c1170-1195).
  • Konstantin Olgovich of Starodub (c1173-c1215) . According to A.A. Gorsky [8], the prince of Chernigov in 1223-1226. According to RV Zotov [9], one person with Ryurik (in this case Konstantin is a baptismal name), reigning in Chernigov in 1210-1212.


  1. ^ a b c d Dimnik, Martin. The Dynasty of Chernigov - 1146-1246. 
  2. ^ “Obsidian” (2009-02-17). "Regnal Chronologies". Ukraine - Chernigov. Foundation of Medieval Genealogy. Retrieved 2009-03-08. 
  3. ^ Войтович Л. Князівські династії Східної Європи.
  4. ^ Карамзин Н. М. История государства Российского.
  5. ^ Пресняков А. Е. Княжое право в Древней Руси. Лекции по русской истории. — М.: Наука, 1993.
  6. ^ То есть во время черниговского княжения Игоря Святославича (1198—1202).
  7. ^ According to L. Voytinovich, the Andrei Rostislavich mentioned and Yuri Rostislavich are the same person.
  8. ^ Горский А. А. Русские земли в XIII—XIV веках
  9. ^ О черниговских князьях по Любецкому синодику и о Черниговском княжестве в татарское время стр.57—63.


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Offspring of Oleg Svyatoslavich of Starodub and Yefrosina Andreyevna of Yelets (c1150-c1200)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Davyd Olgovich of Starodub (c1170-1195)
Konstantin Olgovich of Starodub (c1173-c1215)




Footnotes (including sources)

Oleg Svyatoslavich
Born: 1147 Died: 1204
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Svyatoslav Vladimirovich
Prince of Vshchizh
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Prince of Lopasnya
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Yaroslav Vsevolodovich
Prince of Starodub-Seversky
Succeeded by
Vsevolod Svyatoslavich
Preceded by
Igor Svyatoslavich
Prince of Novgorod-Seversky
Succeeded by
Vsevolod Svyatoslavich
Preceded by
Igor Svyatoslavich
Prince of Chernigov
Succeeded by
Vsevolod Svyatoslavich