(The above date shown
in Kogan's book can't be correct as David would be much too young - more likely
it is around 1059-60, which is the year given for his father's death.)
He was the son of Igor Yaroslavich, prince of
Vladimir-in-Volynia and Kunigunda Ottonovna, countess Orlamund. He was prince
of Vladimir-in-Volynia around 1097-1100. Then, having lost in war he was made
prince of Buzh-Dubensk-Chartorizh around 1104. He married the daughter of
Wladislav I, King of Poland. His son was Vsyevolodko, prince of Grodno. The family is shown
on this chart. He waged bitter war with the sons of
Rostislav Vladimirovich (Volodar and Vasil'ko)
over Galich and Volynia. He died on campaign in Poland. For all his
agressiveness in establishing a family domain, his family died out in but two
more generations. Chronology:
David flees to Tmutorokan with Volodar
Rostislavich. The capture Ratibor, the voyevod.
1083 Oleg Svyatoslavich returns and throws David and
1094 - David is prince at Dorogobuzh
1097 - David meets with family at Lyubich conference but promptly convinces
Svyatopolk (see his entry) that Vasil'ko and
Vladimir (Volodar) are plotting against him. The conference gives David
Vladimir-In-Volynia to rule. Volodar gets
Peryemisl, and Vasil'ko get Terebovl on the border
of Volhynia and Galicia. David is besieged in Buzh by Volodar while he holds
1097 - a busy year. at Easterside David goes to take Vasil'ko's town and
Volodar besieges him at Buzh forcing him to free Vasil'ko. Vasil'ko returns to
Terebovl. David goes to Vladimir, then Volodar and Vasil'ko march on Vladimir.
David fortifies the place but the brothers take it and then march on Vladimir.
They tell the inhabitants that they only want David and his cronies and
accomplices. David gives up two who are then hung. Meanwhile Svyatopolk is
preparing to oust David. Svyatopolk goes to Brest to get Polish aid. David goes
to Wladislav, Duke of Poland. He pays them to help. They want to attack
Svyatopolk at Brest. Then Svyatopolk pays the Poles to switch, David returns to
Vladimir in Volynia. Svyatopolk moves to Insk and Dorogobuzh and marches on
Vladimir. He then besieges David there for seven weeks. David flees to Chernev
towns and then to Poland. Svyatopolk enters Vladimir.
1098 - 1100 - Svyatopolk II, Vladimir Monomakh, David and Oleg Svyatoslavichi
all force David Igor'yevich to agree to take Dorogobuzh as a consolation prize.