Rostislav Vladimirovich
Prince of Tmutarakan

Reign 1064–1065
Spouse Anna Lanke
Rurik Rostislavich
Volodar of Peremyshl
Vasylko Rostyslavych
Full name
Rostislav Vladimirovich
House Riurik Dynasty
Father Vladimir Yaroslavovich
Mother Anna (Aleksandra)
Burial Mother of God Church, Tmutarakan
Rostislav Vladimirovich of Tmutarakan was born circa 1038 to Vladimir Yaroslavich of Novgorod (1020-1052) and Nomen nescio and died 3 February 1067 in Tmutarakan of by poisoning. Ancestors are from Russia, Ukraine, Sweden.

Rostyslav Volodymyrovych,[1] Rostislav Vladimirovich (Ukrainian: Ростислав Володимирович|, Russian: Ростислав Владимирович) (died 1066) was a landless prince (izgoi) from the Rurikid dynasty of Kievan Rus’. He was baptized as Mikhail.[2] According to the Russian genealogist Nikolai Baumgarten, the mother of Rostislav was Oda of Stade, a daughter of the Stade Count Leopold. That claim is also supported by other historians.[3]

At his younger age, Rostyslav ruled Rostov in the land of the Merya. His father Vladimir of Novgorod was the eldest son of Yaroslav I of Kiev. If Vladimir had not predeceased his father, he would have succeeded to the Kievan throne. Under the East Slavic house law, the early death of Rostislav's father made his descendants forfeit all claims to Kiev.

For five years after his father's death, Rostislav who was about 14 years old had no appanage. Finally, his uncles gave him Volhynia and Halych, where he stayed from 1057 and 1064, guarding the western frontier of the Rus' lands. According to Vasily Tatischev, it was there that he married Anna Lanke, the daughter of King Béla I of Hungary. Rostislav did not like the distant and meager land and, in 1064, assisted by his father's close friend Vyshata, seized the rich Tmutarakan on the Black Sea littoral, previously controlled by the House of Chernigov.

His predecessor, Gleb Svyatoslavich, escaped to his father, Svyatoslav II of Chernigov who was part of the Yaroslaviches triumvirate. The latter approached Tmutarakan with his army and Rostislav was forced to leave the city. Once Svyatoslav returned to Chernigov, Rostislav expelled Gleb once again from Tmutarakan and entered the city in triumph. During his brief rule, he subdued the local Circassians (also known as Kasogi) and other indigenous tribes. His success provoked the rivalry of neighboring Greek Chersonesos in Crimean peninsula, whose envoy poisoned him on 3 February 1066.


  1. ^ Rostyslavych Vasylko
  2. ^ Genealogy of Riuriks at
  3. ^ Kashtanov, S.M. (1994). "Was Oda of Stade a wife of the Grand Prince Sviatoslav Yaroslavich?". Moscow: Institute of the Russian history. pp. 16–18. ISBN 5-201-00594-2. 


Offspring of Rostislav Vladimirovich of Tmutarakan
(Ростислав Владимирович, князь тмутараканский) and Anna Lanke of Hungary (1047-1095)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Rurik Rostislavich of Peremyshl (1063-1092)
Volodar Rostislavich of Peremyshl (1065-1124) 1065 19 March 1124 Nomen nescio

Vasilko Rostislavich of Terebovl (1067-1125) 1066 1125


Offspring of Vladimir Yaroslavich of Novgorod
Владимир Ярославич, князь новгородский and Nomen nescio
Name Birth Death Joined with
Rostislav Vladimirovich of Tmutarakan (c1038-1067) 1038 3 February 1067 Tmutarakan Anna Lanke of Hungary (1047-1095)


Footnotes (including sources)



Namesakes of Rostislav Vladimirovich of Tmutarakan (c1038-1067)

 Birth placeDeath placeFatherMotherJoined with
Rostislav Vladimirovich of Tmutarakan (c1038-1067)TmutarakanVladimir Yaroslavich of Novgorod (1020-1052)Nomen nescioAnna Lanke of Hungary (1047-1095)
Rostislav Vsevolodovich of Pereyaslavl (1070-1093)Vsevolod I Yaroslavich of Kiev (1030-1093)Anna Polovetskaya (c1050-1111)
Rostislav II Ryurikovich of Kiev (1172-1218)Ryurik II Rostislavich of Kiev (c1137-1212)Anna Yuryevna of Turov (c1152-c1209)Verchoslava Vsevolodovna (c1182-c1249)
Rostislav Mikhailovich (c1214-1262)Mikhail Vsevolodovich of Chernigov (1179-1246)Elena of Halych (c1190-c1237)Anna of Hungary (c1226-aft1271)
Rostislav Mstislavich of Kiev (c1110-1167)Mstislav I Vladimirovich of Kiev (1076-1132)Christina Ingesdotter of Sweden (c1080-1122)
Rostislav Davydovich of Chernigov (c1090-1120)Davyd Svyatoslavich of Chernigov (c1052-1123)Theodosia (c1060-c1110)
Rostislav Davydovich (c1195-c1240)Davyd Rostislavich of Novgorod (1140-1197)
Rostislav Glebovich (c1182-c1230)Gleb Yuryevich of Turov (c1155-1195)
Rostislav Glebovich of Kursk (c1125-1144)Gleb Olgovich of Kursk (c1100-1138)Nomen nescio
Rostislav Glebovich of Stepan (c1182-c1230)1230Gleb Yuryevich of Turov (c1155-1195)
Rostislav Igorevich of Terebovl (c1180-1211)Igor Svyatoslavich of Chernigov (1151-1202)Eufrosinya Yaroslavna of Halych (c1155-c1202)
Rostislav Rogvolodovich of Polotsk (c1155-c1200)Rogvolod Rogvolodovich of Polotsk (c1095-c1171)
Rostislav Svyatopolchich of Pinsk (c1175-c1235)Svyatopolk Yuryevich of Turov (c1147-1190)
Rostislav Svyatoslavich (c1180-c1190)Svyatoslav Glebovich of Pronsk (c1162-1207)
Rostislav Vasilkovich of Terebovl (c1095-c1130)Vasilko Rostislavich of Terebovl (1067-1125)
Rostislav Volodarevich of Peremyshl (c1090-1128)Volodar Rostislavich of Peremyshl (1065-1124)
Rostislav Vseslavich of Lukoml (1070-c1135)Vseslav Bryachislavich of Polotsk (c1039-1101)
Rostislav Yaroslavich (c1180-1198)Yaroslav Vladimirovich of Novgorod (c1155-c1208)Unnamed Alan princess (c1160-1201)
Rostislav Yaroslavich of Murom (c1100-1153)Yaroslav Svyatoslavich of Chernigov (1074-1129)
Rostislav Yuryevich of Pereyaslavl (c1108-1151)Yuri I Vladimirovich Dolgoruky of Kiev (c1090-1157)Anna of Cumania (c1092-c1135)

Rostislav Vladimirovich
Born: c1038 Died: 1067
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Gleb Svyatoslavich
Prince of Tmutarakan
Succeeded by
Gleb Svyatoslavich
Preceded by
Igor Yaroslavovich
Prince of Volhynia
Succeeded by
Oleg Svyatoslavich
Preceded by
Prince of Rostov
Succeeded by


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