Rusian genealogy

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b. unknown – d. unknown


It is clear from multiple chronicle sources that Vsevolod M′stislavič married in 1123, but who he married is just as unclear. [5] The NPL, NČL, and Nikon chronicles all record Vsevolod’s marriage in Novgorod, where he was ruling, in that year. Similarly, there are records for the birth of a son, Ioann, a few years later, and then that son’s death in 1128. [6] The name of a wife or even the hint of a wife’s name never appears in any of the chronicles. However, Baumgarten, following Zotov, lists her as a daughter of Svjatoslav Davydič of Černihiv. [7] This is purely conjectural, as far as I can determine, based upon a close reading of the progress of names in the chronicle entry. As such, I simply do not believe that it can be substantiated as there is no primary source evidence for her identity. It is clear that there was a woman involved, but her identity is simply unknown. [8]


  1. Birth/Death: [↑]
  2. Father: [↑]
  3. Mother: [↑]
  4. Marriage to Vsevolod Mstislavich: NPL s.a. 1123.; NChL s.a. 1123.; Nikon chronicle s.a. 1123.[↑]
  5. NPL, s.a. 1123; NČL, s.a. 1123; Nikon Chronicle, s.a. 1123.[↑]
  6. For the birth, NPL, s.a. 1127; anecdotally noted in NČL, s.a. 1127. While for the death, NPL, s.a. 1128; NČL, s.a. 1128; Tver Chronicle, s.a. 1128; Nikon Chronicle, s.a. 1128[↑]
  7. Baumgarten, “"Généalogies,"” Table IV; Zotov, O Chernigovskix knjaz′jax po Ljubetskomu sinodiku, p. 266.[↑]
  8. Dąbrowski, who follows Baumgarten in the identity of the woman as a Svjatoslavna, discusses the problems with the source base and other identities as well before reaching his conclusion. Dąbrowski, Genealogia Mścisławowiczów, 111–14.[↑]