Iziaslav II of Kiev

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Iziaslav II Mstislavich (Ukrainian: Ізяслав Мстиславич, Russian: Изяслав II Мстиславич; c. 1096[1] – 13 November 1154),[1] was the oldest son of Mstislav Vladimirovich, (Prince of Novgorod), and Christina Ingesdotter of Sweden. He was baptized as Panteleimon.[1] Izyaslav is considered to be progenitor of the Monomakhovychi Volhynian branch.[2]

Izyaslav held following offices Prince of Pereyaslav (1132), Prince of Turov (1132–1134), Prince of Rostov (1134– ), Prince of Vladimir and Volyn (1134–1142), Pereyaslavl (1143–1145), Velikiy Kniaz (Grand Prince) of Kiev (1146–1149 and 1151–1154).

His first wife was Agnes, daughter of King Conrad III of Germany, who took the name Liubava after her marriage. She died in 1151. Their children were:

  1. Mstislav II of Kiev
  2. Yaroslav II of Kiev
  3. Yaropolk, Prince of Shumsk
    1. Vasylko (1151-1182), prince of Shumsk
  4. Evdokia, married Mieszko III the Old, High Duke of Poland.[2] No primary sources confirmed parantage of Eudoxia.[citation needed]
  5. daughter, in 1143 married Prince of Drutsk Rogvold Rogvoldovich[2] (see Principality of Drutsk)

Iziaslav's second wife was Rusudan[1] (or Bagrationi) daughter of King Demetrius I of Georgia, but they were married for only a few months in 1154 before his death. After the death of her husband, the wife returned to Georgia.[1]


Iziaslav II Mstislavich
Born: ± 1097 Died: 13 November 1154
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Vsevolod Mstislavich
Prince of Pereyaslav
Succeeded by
Viacheslav Vladimirovich
Prince of Turov
Preceded by
Viacheslav Vladimirovich
Prince of Pereyaslavl
Succeeded by
Mstislav Izyaslavich
Preceded by
Igor II
Grand Prince of Kiev
Succeeded by
Yuri I
Preceded by
Vyacheslav I
Grand Prince of Kiev
Succeeded by
Rostislav I


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