Zvenyhorod principality

Zvenyhorod principality. An appanage principality of Kyivan Rus’ that emerged toward the end of the 11th century. Its capital was Zvenyhorod, near Lviv. It was ruled by Volodar Rostyslavych and then by his son, Prince Volodymyrko Volodarovych, who by 1144 had formed a unified Halych principality out of the appanage principalities of Zvenyhorod, princely Halych, Peremyshl, and Terebovlia. After his death (1152) Zvenyhorod principality was annexed by Terebovlia principality. In 1206 it was restored as a separate principality. During the reign of Danylo Romanovych Zvenyhorod principality became part of the Principality of Galicia-Volhynia.

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 5 (1993).]

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