David Rostislavich( Prince of Smolensk, the son of Grand Prince Rostislav Mstislavovitch)
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Biography David Rostislavich
(1140 - 1197) His father left him to reign in Novgorod (1154) and Torzhok (1159), but Novgorod expelled him. Later he sat on the reign in Vitebsk. By voknyazhenii in Kiev Mstislav II, David received Vyshgorod, yielding Vseslav Vitebsk Polotsk (1167), in 1168, Mr.. parted with Mstislav and next year joined forces Bogolyubsky, who took and destroyed Kiev. In 1180, Mr.. David, after the death of his brother Roman, voknyazhilsya in Smolensk. David all the forces defended their independence, he struggled with Samovol Chambers and reconciled to the situation at hand prince, bravely defying the powerful Suzdal princes. The last years of his life, David spent in campaigns to Polovtsy and Olegoviches. Before his death, he took monastic vows.