Yaroslav II of Kiev

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Yaroslav II Iziaslavich (Russian: Ярослав Изяславич; Ukrainian: Ярослав Ізяславич) (died 1180?), Prince of Turov (1146), Novgorod (1148–1154), Lutsk (1157–1180) and Grand Prince of Kiev (1174–1175, 1180). He was the son of Iziaslav II of Kiev and the brother of Mstislav II of Kiev.


After the murder of Andrey Bogolyubsky, Yaroslav's relatives managed to maneuver him into the Kievan throne. He contended with a senior relative, Sviatoslav Vsevolodivich, for over two years before Sviatoslav eventually won power for himself and became the uncontested ruler of Kiev.


He was married to Richeza, daughter Vladislaus II, King of Bohemia.

  • Ingvar Yaroslavich (?-1220), prince of Lutsk (1180-1220), Great Prince of Kiev (1201-1202, 1203, 1204)
  • Vsevolod Yaroslavich (?-1209)
  • Izyaslav Yaroslavich (?-1195)
  • Mstyslav the Mute (?-1226)
    • Ivan, prince of Lutsk and Chartoryisk


  • Martin, Janet L.B. Medieval Russia, 980-1584, 1995 (Cambridge Medieval Textbooks)
Yaroslav II of Kiev
Born: ???? Died: 1180
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Sviatoslav III
Grand Prince of Kiev
Succeeded by
Roman the Great
Preceded by
Grand Prince of Kiev
1174–1175, 1180
Succeeded by
Sviatoslav III

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