Mstislav III of Kiev

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Mstislav Romanovich the Old (Ukrainian: Мстислав Романович Старий; Russian: Мстислав Романович Старый) (died 1223) was Prince of Pskov (1179–?), Smolensk (1197–?), Belgorod (1206), Halych (?–?) and Grand Prince of Kiev (1212–1223). He was the son of Roman Rostislavich.

Mstislav went to war against the Mongols of Genghis Khan in 1223 and was defeated at the Battle of the Kalka River by the Mongol generals, Jebe and Subutai, after which he was executed by suffocation (put under a giant wooden plate onto which Subutai, Jebe and other Mongol warlords danced and feasted).


Preceded by
Vsevolod IV
Grand Prince of Kiev
1212–1223
Succeeded by
Vladimir III
Mstislav III of Kiev
Born:  ???? Died: 1223
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Roman the Great
Grand Prince of Kiev
1205–1212
Succeeded by
Konstantin of Rostov
Preceded by
Mstislav Vladimirovich
2nd in line to Grand Prince of Kiev
1202–1205
Succeeded by
Konstantin of Rostov

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