Volodymyr Monomakh was a noble man who ruled as a prince and grand duke in the Old-Rus. He made many contributions throughout his reign and left his heirs with instructions and great guidance. Monomakh was known for his unification of the Old-Rus and bringing an unstable and war-ridden State to a status of triumph. After his death, while his influences would last for a short while it did not take long for the State to resort back to its ways of fighting among princes and civilians.
A previous ruler to Volodymyr was Yaroslav Mudriy who ruled in the 11th century during which the greatest rise of Kiev Rus occurred. Yaroslav was able to decrease civil war and increase trade and relations. However, his successors were unable to maintain this peace until Volodymyr came to rule in the 12th century. Volodymyr was able to regain authority over the country. During his reign he participated in 83 campaigns and wrote a guide for his children and ancestors on the way of life and rules of cohabitation. (1, 2).
Volodymyr Monomakh was born in 1053. His father Vsevolod I was the prince of Pereiaslavl and reigned as the Grand Duke of Kiev from 1078-1093. His mother was Irina, said to be the daughter of Constantine IX. Volodymyr showed a warlike fearlessness in his personality starting at a young age. Volodymyr was married to Gyda of Wessex. She was the daughter of Harold II of England. (5, 7, 8).
Volodymyr led Kiev to being one of the largest cities in the Christian world. At the current time, Kiev had a population of 50,000 people. The second largest city in Old-Rus was Novhorod with a population of 30,000 people and London having a population of ...
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