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family tree of Konstantin Vsyevolodovich bio of Yurii Aleksandrovich bio of Dmitrii Borisovich bio of Aleksandr Dmitiyevich diagram of origin of Yaroslavl princes bio of Andrei Vladimorovich bio of Mikhail Glebovich bio of Gleb Vasil'kovich bio of Konstantin Borisovich bio of Boris Vasil'kovich bio of Vasilii Vasil'yevich bio of Konstantin Vsyevolodovich bio of Vasilii Vsyevolodovich bio of Vasilko Konstantinovich bio of Vsyevolod Konstantinovich bio of Konstantin Vsyevolodovich the family of Gleb Vasil'kovich the family of Oleg Vasil'kovich

Please place your cursor over individual names to see which are directly linked to short descriptions. All the individuals are then linked to fathers and sons so that one can move from one branch of the family to another eventually from Rurik to Fedor Ivanovich.
On the death of Vsyevolod III Yur'yevich, Konstantin fought his younger brothers for the throne as grand prince of Vladimir. While his descendents lost out at Vladimir they did gain control of Rostov, Beloozero, Yaroslavl and Uglich. The last two lines died out as shown on this diagram, Vsyevolod at Yaroslavl and Vladimir at Uglich, but the descendents of Konstantin's grandsons, Boris and Gleb Vasil'kovich, ruled Rostov and Beloozero respectively for several centuries. See Rostov and Beloozero.
The situation of the principality of Yaroslavl was unusual. When Vasilii Vsyevolodovich died in 1249, his son, Vasilii Vasil'yevich, and his daughter, Maria, were both young children. But Maria was betrothed to Fedor Rostislavich Chernii, appanage prince of Mozhaisk and younger son of the powerful prince of Smolensk. The throne went first to Vasilii's brother, Konstantin Vsyevolodovich, but when he died without heirs in1257, the conference of Vladimir princes meeting at the time decided to pass the throne of Yaroslavl to Maria's husband (an unusual occurance). Thus Yaroslavl went into the Rostislavichi family. This is shown in this chart. Then, when Fedor's father died he became prince of Smolensk also and tried to control both separate domains. But eventually he gave Yaroslavl to his middle son, David. A further fascinating detail is that once on the throne of Yaroslavl Fedor could remain there even when his first wife, Maria, through whom he obtained it died. Moreover, his second wife was Anna, a daughter of the famous, powerful Mongol-Kypchak prince and general, Nogai, who ruled the steppe from Serbia and Bulgaria to the Volga River.


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