Sudislav

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Sudislav Vladimirovich was Prince of Pskov. He was imprisoned by his brother, Yaroslav the Wise, Grand Prince of Kiev in about 1035. He was liberated from the prison in 1059 and died as a monk in a monastery in Kiev in 1063.

Life[edit]

He was the youngest son of Vladimir the Great, Grand Prince of Kiev.[1] His mother name is unknown.[2] He received the Principality of Pskov from his father.[3] His brother, Grand Prince Yaroslav the Wise seized and incarcerated him around 1035.[4] Around that time Sudislav was the only surviving brother of Yaroslav the Wise who attempted to secure the succession for his own sons.[5]

Sudislav spent about 25 years in prison before his three nephews—Iziaslav of Kiev, Sviatoslav of Chernigov, and Vsevolod of Pereyaslav—set him free in 1059.[6][7] On his release, Sudislav was forced to swear an "oath of fealty" to them and to take "the monastic habit",[8] according to the Russian Primary Chronicle.[6] [9] Sudislav settled in the Monastery of Saint George in Kiev where he died in 1063.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Martin 1993, pp. 28, 422.
  2. ^ Martin 1993, p. 28.
  3. ^ Dimnik 1994, p. 18.
  4. ^ Dimnik 1994, pp. 18, 44.
  5. ^ Martin 1993, p. 422.
  6. ^ a b Dimnik 1994, p. 44.
  7. ^ Franklin & Shepard 1996, p. 249.
  8. ^ Russian Primary Chronicle (year 6567), p. 143.
  9. ^ Franklin & Shepard 1996, p. 254.
  10. ^ Dimnik 1994, p. 45.

Sources[edit]

  • Dimnik, Martin (1994). The Dynasty of Chernigov, 1054–1146. Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies. ISBN 0-88844-116-9. 
  • Franklin, Simon; Shepard, Jonathan (1996). The Emergence of Rus 750–1200. Longman. ISBN 0-582-49091X. 
  • Martin, Janet (1993). Medieval Russia, 980–1584. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-67636-6. 
  • The Russian Primary Chronicle: Laurentian Text (Translated and edited by Samuel Hazzard Cross and Olgerd P. Sherbowitz-Wetzor) (1953). Medieval Academy of America. ISBN 978-0-915651-32-0.