Prince of Smolensk

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The Prince of Smolensk was the kniaz, the ruler or sub-ruler, of the Rus' Principality of Smolensk, a lordship based on the city of Smolensk. It passed between different groups of descendants of Grand Prince Iaroslav I of Kiev until 1125, when following the death of Vladimir Monomakh the latter's grandson Rostislav Mstislavich was installed in the principality, while the latter's father Mstislav I Vladimirovich became Grand Prince. It gained its own bishopric in 1136. It was Rostislav's descendents, the Rostaslavichi, who ruled the principality until the fifteenth-century. Smolensk enjoyed stronger western ties than most Rus' principalities.

Grand Duchy of Kiev (Princes of Smolensk)[edit]

  • 1010–1015 Stanislav Vladimirovich

Yaroslavichi[edit]

Monomakhovichi[edit]

Monomakhovichi / Rostaslavichi[edit]

Rostislavichi / Mstislavichi[edit]

  • 1231–1232 Rostislav II of Smolensk
  • 1232–1239 Sviatoslav Mstislavich
  • 1239–1249 Vsevolod Mstislavich
  • 1249–1278 Gleb Rostislavich
  • 1278–1279 Mikhail Rostislavich
  • 1279–1287 Theodore the Black
  • 1297–1313 Aleksandr Glebovich
  • 1313–1359 Ivan Aleksandrovich
  • 1359–1386 Sviatoslav II of Smolensk
  • 1386–1407 Yury of Smolensk
    • 1394–1395 Gleb II Sviatoslavich
    • 1395–1401 Roman the Young, Lithuanian occupation

Grand Duchy of Lithuania[edit]

Viceroys of Smolensk[edit]

  •  ????–???? Alexander Daszek
  •  ????–???? Vasil Svyatoslavich
  • 1482–1486 Mikalojus Radvila the Old
  • 1486–1492 Ivan Ilinicz
  • 1490–1499 Yuri Glebovich
  • 1499–1500 Mikalaj Ilinicz
  • 1500–1503 Stanislaw Kiszka
  • 1503–1507 Yury Solohub
  • 1507–1508 Yury Zenovich

Voivodes of Smolensk[edit]

Grand Duchy of Moscow[edit]

Voivodes of Smolensk[edit]

  • 1514–1517 Vasili Vasilyevich Shuisky
  • 1517–1518 Boris Gorbaty
  • 1520–1523 Ivan Vasilyevich Shuisky
  • 1523–1525 Vasil Mykulinsky
  • 1526–1527 Ivan Shchetina
  • 1527–1530 Yury Pronsky
  • 1531–1533 Alexander Khokholkov
  • 1534–???? Nikita Obolensky, The Crippled
  • 1547–???? Ivan Sredniy
  • 1552–???? Ivan Zvenigorodskiy
  • 1555–1556 Yury Meshcherskiy
  • 1556–???? Alexei Yuryevich
  •  ????–???? Samson Turenin
  •  ????–???? Nikita Obolensky
  •  ????–???? Ivan Andreyevich Shuisky
  • 1576–1577 Semeon Mezetsky
  • 1579–???? Ivan Kurlyatev
  •  ????–???? Andrei Ivanovich Shuisky
  • 1583–1584 Feodor Mosalsky
  • 1584–1587 Andrei Zvenigorodkiy
  • 1596–1602 Vasili Golitsyn
  • 1602–1602 Nikita Trubetskoi
  • 1602–1603 Grigori Velyaminov
  • 1603–1605 Vasili Cherkassky
  • 1605–???? Ivan Romodanovsky
  •  ????–???? Ivan Khovansky
  • 1608–1611 Mikhail Shein / Peotr Gorchakov

Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth[edit]

Voivodes of Smolensk[edit]

  • 1611–1621 Mikolaj Glebovich
  • 1621–1621 Filon Kmita / Andrzej Sapieha
  • 1625–1639 Alexander Hosevski
  • 1639–1643 Krzysztof Hosevski
  • 1643–1653 Yury Glebovich
  • 1653–1653 Paweł Jan Sapieha
  • 1653–1654 Filip Obuchowicz

Tsardom of Russia[edit]

Voivodes of Smolensk[edit]

References[edit]

  • Franklin, Simon, and Shepard, Jonathan, The Emergence of Rus, 750-1200, (Longman History of Russia, Harlow, 1996)
  • Martin, Janet, Medieval Russia, 980-1584, (Cambridge, 1995)

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