Viacheslav I of Kiev

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Viacheslav Vladimirovich (Russian: Вячеслав Владимирович) (1083 – 2 February 1154), Prince of Smolensk (1113–1125), Turov (1125–1132, 1134–1146), Pereyaslavl (1132–1134, 1142), Peresopnitsa (1146–1149), Vyshgorod (1149–1151) and Grand Prince of Kiev (1139, 1151–1154).

He was a son of Vladimir Monomakh and Gytha of Wessex. On 18 February 1139 he succeeded his brother Yaropolk II of Kiev as Grand Prince, but was driven out in March by Vsevolod II of Kiev. He later ruled Kiev jointly with his nephew Iziaslav II of Kiev and died not long after Iziaslav in late 1154 or early 1155 and is buried in the St. Sophia Cathedral in Kiev. His only son, Michael Viacheslavovich, had predeceased him in 1129.

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Viacheslav I Vladimirovich
Rurikovich
Born: 1083 Died: 2 February 1154
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Sviatoslav Vladimirovich
Prince of Smolensk
1113–1127
Succeeded by
Rostislav Mstislavich
Vacant
control of Grand Prince
Title last held by
Viacheslav Iaropolkovich
Prince of Turov
1127–1132
Succeeded by
Vsevolod Mstislavich
Preceded by
Izyaslav Mstislavich
Prince of Pereyaslavl
1132–1134
Succeeded by
Andrey Vladimirovich
Preceded by
Iziaslav Vladimirovich
Prince of Turov
1134–1146
Succeeded by
Andrei Boguliubski
Preceded by
Andrey Vladimirovich
Prince of Pereyaslavl
1142
Succeeded by
Iziaslav Vladimirovich
Preceded by
Yaropolk II
Grand Prince of Kiev
1139
Succeeded by
Vsevolod II
Preceded by
Yuri I
Grand Prince of Kiev
1151–1154
with Iziaslav II
Succeeded by
Rostislav I