Rogvolod Vseslavich, baptismal name Boris, was the Prince of Drutsk and Polotsk. He was the son of Vseslav of Polotsk, Grand Prince of Rus. Rogvolod probably was named in honor of his ancestor Rogvolod.
Some historians, including Mikhail Pogodin, believe that Rogvolod and Boris are two different princes. It is also not clear whether or not Rogvolod was the older brother of Davyd and Gleb. However, if he was given the Principality of Drutsk it, probably, corresponds to the line of succession which presumably made him second in that line.
It also possible that he was the Prince of Polotsk right after his father's death, but that account is rebutted by another fact which is supported by some Slavic chronicles that call Davyd Vseslavich as the leader of the Polotsk armed forces and possibly the main successor of the Polotsk throne. According to Vasily Tatishchev, Rogvolod founded the city of Barysaw in 1102, hence are the main speculation him being also called Boris. In 1106 he possibly participated in the united campaign of Principality of Polotsk against the Semigallians, which ended in defeat. Sometime in 1120 Rogvolod built a princely residence near Polotsk in Belchitsy.
|Offspring of Rogvolod Vseslavich of Polotsk and unknown parent|
|Rogvolod Rogvolodovich of Polotsk (c1095-c1171)||1095||1171||Daughter of Izyaslav II Mstislavich of Kiev (c1126-c1180)|
|Ivan Rogvolodovich of Polotsk (c1100-c1145)||1100||1145|
|Zvenislava Rogvolodovna of Polotsk (c1112-1202)||1112||1202|
RurikovichBorn: ? Died: 1128
| Prince of Drutsk
|Pretenders to the title|
| Grand Prince of Kiev
| 2nd in line to Grand Prince of Kiev
| Prince of Polotsk
- ^ Franklin, Simon (2002). Writing, society and culture in early Rus, c. 950-1300. Cambridge UP. ISBN 9780521813815. http://books.google.com/books?id=Ee1799vFgnAC&pg=PA74.
- ^ Mykhailo Hrushevsky. History of Ukraine-Rus. Vol.2. Kiev 1992
- List of Princes of Rus at hrono.ru (as Rogvolod Vseslavich)
- General information about Drutsk Principality
- List of Princes of Polotsk (Izyaslavichi)
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|PLACE OF DEATH||Polotsk|
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