He was the son of Mikhail Vsyevolodovich, appanage prince of Chernigiv.
He was prince of Novgorod ca 1228 and then of Galich
ca 1235, and then of Lutsk ca 1238-40. He married in 1243 Anna, daughter of
Bela IV, King of Hungary. His sons were Mikhail,
Ban of Serbia-Mach; Bela, Ban of Serbia-Mach, and
Ban of Bosnia; and he had a daughters, Kunguta and Agrafina. Kunguta married in
1261 to Otto-Karl II, king of Czechs. Agrafina was born in 1250 and married
Mikhail Asyen, Tsar of the Bolgars and then Lyeshka II Cherni, Polish count.
They are shown on this family chart.