Person:Roman the Great (1)

Grand Duke of Kiev Roman Mstislavich
b.Est 1151
d.19 Jun 1205
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  2. Grand Duke of Kiev Roman MstislavichEst 1151 - 1205
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Facts and Events
Name Grand Duke of Kiev Roman Mstislavich
Alt Name "the Great" _____
Gender Male
Birth[1][2] Est 1151
Marriage to Anna of Byzantium
Marriage to Princess of Ovruch Predslava Ryurikovna
Death[1] 19 Jun 1205
Reference Number? Q497773?

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Roman Mstislavich (; /Roman Mstyslavych), known as Roman the Great (c. 1152 – Zawichost, 19 June 1205) was a Rus’ prince, Grand Prince of Kiev (a member of the Rurik dynasty).[1]

He was prince of Novgorod (1168–1170), of Vladimir-in-Volhynia (1170–1189, 1189–1205), and of Halych (1189, 1198/99–1205).[2] By seizing the throne of Halych, he became the master of all western Rus’. In the early 13th century, the Byzantine imperial title, "autocrate" (αύτοκράτωρ) was applied by the chroniclers to him, but there is no evidence that he assumed it officially.[3]

He waged two successful campaigns against the Cumans, from which he returned with many rescued captives.[1] The effect of Roman's victory was, however, undermined by new dissensions among the princes of Rus’.[3]

Roman died in a battle with the Poles at the Battle of Zawichost.[3] He founded the Romanovich dynasty[1] that would rule Vladimir-in-Volhynia and Halych until 1340.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Roman the Great, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2. Genealogical Department, Medieval Family Histories Unit, (11). (Name: July 1996 (c), data as of 2 January 1996;)