He was born on 8 February 1191 to
Vsyevolod III Yur'yevich Bol'shoye Gnezdo, great
prince of Vladimir and Vsyevolod's first wife, Maria Shvarnovna, Ossetian
princess. He married first the daughter of Yuri Konchakovich, Polovtsi Khan,
and second Rostislava-Feodosiya, daughter of
Mstislav Mstislavich Udaloi, prince of Novgorod, who
was herself a daughter of the powerful Polovtsi Khan, Khotyan. His sons from
his second marriage were Feodor, prince of Novgorod;
Aleksandr Nevski, grand prince of Vladimir;
Andrei, grand prince of Vladimir;
Daniil, crown prince of Vladimir;
Mikhail Khrabri (Mikhail Khorobrit), grand prince of
Vladimir; YaroslavIII, appanage prince of Tver;
Vasilii Kvashni, appanage prince of Kostroma;
Konstantin, appanage prince of Galich-Dmitrov; and
his daughters were probably Maria and Yul'yana or Yevdokia.The family is shown
on this chart.
He was appanage prince of Periaslavl Zaleski 1201-06 and prince of Novgorod and grand prince of Vladimir 1238-1246. He
was campaigning in the west when the Mongols of Batu Khan struck Vladimir and
killed his brother. He made the proper respects to the Khan and received the
yarlik as the new grand prince of Vladimir but then died in Mongolia.
1202 - Yaroslav (age 12) sent to rule Peryeyaslavl in his father's name, with
experienced boyars as advisors.
1203 - Yaroslav participates in major campaign against Polovtsi with leading
Rus wariors, Rurik and Roman
1205 - Roman dies in battle in Poland, causes major disruption on political
situation in south Rus. He leaves 5 year-old, heir, Daniil.
1206 - Yaroslav participates in events in Galicia after death of Roman.
Meanwhile Vsyevolod Svyatoslavich Chermnyy returns
and takes Kyiv and demands that Yaroslav leave Periaslavl. Yaroslav complies.
About this time he marries his first wife, a daughter of the Polovtsi Khan,
1207-8 Yaroslav on Ryazan campaign,. He is sent by his father to rule Ryazan,
but there is a city rebellion and the town is burned.
1212 - On death of Vsyevolod III Yur'yevich in April, Tver is joined into the
domain of Periaslavl-Zaleski prince Yaroslav. His brother, Yurii II Vsyevolodovich, Grand Prince of Vladimir.
Struggle between six remaining sons of Vsyevolod III: Konstantin, Yurii,
Yaroslav, Vladimir, Svyatoslav and Ivan; Boris had died in 1188 and Gleb in
1189. Yuri grants amnesty to the Ryazan princes. Immediately Konstantin and
Svyatoslav allied and raised an army against Yurii and Yaroslav who marched on
Rostov. Brothers make truce.
1214 - He marries as his second wife, Mstislav
Mstislavich's daughter, Rostislava-Feodosia. Her mother, Mstislav's wife, is
Maria, daughter of Polovtsi Khan Kotyan. She is future mother of
Alexander Nevski and his brothers.
1215 - He becomes prince of Novgorod for first time. While
Mstislav is in Galicia, Yaroslav goes to take
Novgorod from his father-in-law, but when Mstislav returns in Feb 1215,
Yaroslav retreats to Torzhok and starts blockade of Novgorod grain supply.
Conflict between Yaroslav and his brother, Yurii, intensifies.
1216 - He captures Novii Torg and organizes a blocade of grain delivery to
1216 - He is forced out of Peryeyaslavl.
1218 - He is prince at Peryeyaslavl.
1222 - He brings 20,000 troops to grab all Livonia up to Revel. Yaroslav sends
Prince Vyachko with a Rus druzhina to Yur'yev.
1223 - He is elected prince of Novgorod. Yaroslav unsuccessfully besieges Revel
1226 - He again is prince of Novgorod. At the battle of Toropets the
Lithuanians are defeated by the Novgorodian druzhina of Prince Yaroslav
and the city's prince, David Mstislavich, brother of
1234 - Battle of Yemaiyigi (Embakh) River. Prince Yaroslav II Vsyevolodovich
and his fourteen year old son, Alexander (later Nevski), force the Order
knights onto the ice of the Omovzha River where many are drowned and others
manage to reach Yur'yev. The Grossmeister of the Teutonic knights, Volquin von
Vingershtein, concludes a peace with Yaroslav that is observed for four years.
1234 - he receives appanage of Peryayaslavl-Zaleski, Dmitrov, and Tver.
1238 - 1246 - he is prince of Novgorod.
1242 - he sends sons, Andrei and Aleksandr to defend Novgorod from German
1243 - Batu confirms him as grand prince of Vladimir
1246 - he dies in Mongolia.