Vladimir (Vladimirko) Volodarevich of Zvenigorod (Владимир Володаревич (Владимирко), Prince of Busk, Prince of Zvenigorod (Halych), Prince of Peremyshl, Prince of Halych, was born 1104 to Volodar Rostislavich of Peremyshl (1065-1124) and died 1153 of unspecified causes. He married Sophia of Hungary (bef1101-c1148) . Notable ancestors include Charlemagne (747-814). Ancestors are from Russia, Ukraine, Germany, France, Belgium, the Byzantine Empire, Sweden.

Vladimir Volodarevich (Vladimirko) (1104-1153) [1][2]), youngest son of Volodar Rostislavich, was Prince of Zvenigorod (Halych) (1124-1128), Prince of Peremyshl (1128-1140 ), and the first prince of the unified Principality of Halych, the founder of the first dynasty of Halych.

As in 1125 - 1126 Vladimir fought against his brother Rostislav, supported by brothers Ivan Vasilkovich and Rostislav Vasilkovich as well as by Mstislav of Kiev .

After his brother's death, in 1128, Vladimir took over the Principality of Peremyshl, while his nephew, Ivan Rostislavich Berladnik took the rule of the Principality of Zvenigorod (Halych).

In 1140, in alliance with his cousin Ivan Vasilkovich, he participated in Vsevolod Olgovich's fight against Izyaslav Mstislavich. In 1141 Ivan died, and Vladimir added of Terebovl and Halych to his holdings, choosing Halych as his capital.

In 1144, his nephew, Ivan Rostislavich Berladnik, tried to dethrone Vladimir with the support of the Galician boyars. He was defeated and exiled, Vladimir adding Zvenigorod to his holdings.

Vladimir fought for the independence of the principality of Halych with Grand Prince of Kiev Vsevolod Olgovich (1139-1146) and Izyaslav Mstislavich (intermittently from 1146 to 1154), in the fight against the latter supported by Yuri Dolgoruky, whose daughter Olga Yuryevna married his son Yaroslav in 1149. During the siege of Lutsk, Yuri rejected Izyaslav's suggestion to appease the conflict, and also defended Volhynia for himself, because he was not interested in the new connection havind Kiev and Volhynia under the same ruler. After another surprise attack from Volhynia Izyaslav against Yuri and his expulsion from Kiev, one can be wondered how his ally could be deprived of information about such an attack.

After the enthronement of Izyaslav Mstislavich in Kiev as a result of his victory in the Battle of Perepetovo Field (1151) there was a new strain of relations between Kiev and Halych. Ambassador to Kiev, Vladimir reminded at the same oath, was banished, and Izyaslav with allies marched Galich. Meanwhile, Vladimir died, and Galician army led by his successor Yaroslav suffered a severe defeat at Terebovlia. Jaroslav had to admit the prince of Kiev instead of his father and ride near his stirrup , like his own son Mstislav, but this state of affairs did not last long, as Izyaslav died in 1154.


  1. ^ В W. Dworzaczek, Genealogia, Warszawa 1959, tabl. 31 указан год смерти 1153


Offspring of Vladimir (Vladimirko) Volodarevich of Zvenigorod (Владимир Володаревич (Владимирко) and Sophia of Hungary (bef1101-c1148)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Yaroslav Vladimirovich Osmomysl (c1135-1187) 1135 1 October 1187 Halych, Halych Rayon, Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast, Ukraine Olga Yuryevna of Kiev (c1110-1189)
Nastaska Chagrovna (c1140-1171)

Maria Anastasya


Offspring of Volodar Rostislavich of Peremyshl (Володарь Ростиславич, князь перемышльский) and Nomen nescio
Name Birth Death Joined with
Rostislav Volodarevich of Peremyshl (c1090-1128) 1090 1128
Irina Volodarevna of Peremyshl (c1095-c1140) 1095 1040 Isaac Komnenos (1093-c1153)

Vladimir Volodarevich of Zvenigorod (1104-1153) 1104 1153 Sophia of Hungary (bef1101-c1148)

Daughter of Volodar Rostislavich (c1100-c1150) 1100 1150 Roman Vladimirovich of Volhynia (c1091-1119)


Footnotes (including sources)



Vladimir Volodarevich
Born: 1104 Died: 1153
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Rostislav Volodarevich
Prince of Zvenigorod (Halych)
Succeeded by
Oleg Svyatoslavich
Preceded by
Rostislav Volodarevich
Prince of Peremyshl
Succeeded by
Disestablishment of the Principality
Preceded by
Svyatopolk II
Prince of Halych
Succeeded by
Yaroslav Vladimirovich Osmomysl
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.