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The Principality of Novgorod-Seversk was a medieval Rus' principality centered on the town now called Novhorod-Siverskyi. The principality was aligned to the Principality of Chernigov. It may have been created in 1139, the date of one modern authority.[1] In 1185, a large Rus'ian campaign against the Polovtsy ended in defeat for Prince Igor, famously recorded in The Tale of Igor's Campaign. The principality was taken by the principality of Briansk after the Mongol invasions, and then by the Lithuanians when the power of the Golden Horde began to decline. In the fifteenth-century the principality was given to Prince Ivan of Mozhaisk when he fled from Grand Prince Vasily II.

Principality of Novgorod-Seversk

Но́вгород-Се́верское княжество (Old East Slavic)
1185–1240
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Coat of arms
StatusPersonal union with the Principality of Chernigov
CapitalNovgorod-Seversk
Common languagesOfficial language:
Old East Slavic
Religion
Official religion:
Orthodox
Governmentmonarchy
Prince 
LegislaturePrince
History 
• Established
1185
• Disestablished
1240
CurrencyGrivna
Today part of
Seal of Karibut

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NotesEdit

  1. ^ Cawley, Charles, FMG, Medieval Lands database, Foundation for Medieval Genealogy,[self-published source][better source needed].

ReferencesEdit

  • Martin, Janet, Medieval Russia, 980-1584, (Cambridge, 1995)

Coordinates: 59°56′N 30°20′E / 59.933°N 30.333°E / 59.933; 30.333