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Rogvolod Vseslavich of Polotsk, Prince of Drutsk, Prince of Polotsk, was born circa 1057 to Vseslav Bryachislavich of Polotsk (c1039-1101) and died 1128 Polotsk of unspecified causes.

Rogvolod Vseslavich, baptismal name Boris,[1] 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,[2] 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.



Children



Offspring of Rogvolod Vseslavich of Polotsk and unknown parent
Name Birth Death Joined with
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










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Rogvolod-Boris Vseslavich
Rurikovich
Born: ? Died: 1128
Regnal titles
Preceded by
established
Prince of Drutsk
1101–1128
Succeeded by
Rogvolod Rogvolodovich
Pretenders to the title
Preceded by
Svyatopolk Izyaslavich
Grand Prince of Kiev
1093–1128
Succeeded by
David Vseslavich
Preceded by
Svyatopolk Izyaslavich
2nd in line to Grand Prince of Kiev
1087–1093
Succeeded by
Gleb Vseslavich
Preceded by
established
Prince of Polotsk
1127–1128
Succeeded by
Rogvolod Rogvolodovich

References

  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ Mykhailo Hrushevsky. History of Ukraine-Rus. Vol.2. Kiev 1992

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NAME Vseslavich, Rogvolod
ALTERNATIVE NAMES
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DATE OF BIRTH
PLACE OF BIRTH
DATE OF DEATH 1128
PLACE OF DEATH Polotsk

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