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Leo Danilowitsch, King of Halicz

Male Abt 1228 - 1301  (~ 73 years)


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  • Name Leo Danilowitsch 
    Suffix King of Halicz 
    Born Abt 1228  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 1301  [1
    Siblings 1 sibling 
    Person ID I29083  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 3 Aug 2020 

    Father Daniil Romanovich, King of Ruthenia,   b. Between 1201 and 1202,   d. 1264  (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Mother Anna Mstislawna of Novgorod,   d. Bef 1252 
    Family ID F8216  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Constance of Hungary 
    Married Between 1251 and 1252  [1
    Children 
    +1. Jurij I Lvovitsch, King of Halicz,   b. 24 Apr 1252,   d. 1308  (Age 55 years)
    Last Modified 3 Aug 2020 
    Family ID F17342  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Also called Leo I, King of Galicia.

      From Wikipedia (accessed 3 Aug 2020):

      Lev moved his father's capital from Halych to the newly founded city of Lviv. This city was named after him by its founder, Lev's father, King Daniel of Galicia. In 1247 Lev married Constance, daughter of Béla IV of Hungary. Unlike his father, who pursued a Western political course, Lev worked closely with the Mongols and together with them invaded Poland. However, although his troops plundered territory as far west as Racibórz in Silesia, sending many captives and much booty back to Galicia, Lev did not ultimately gain much territory from Poland. Lev cultivated a particularly close alliance with the Tatar Nogai Khan. He also attempted, unsuccessfully, to establish his family's rule over Lithuania. Soon after his younger brother Shvarn ascended to the Lithuanian throne in 1267, Lev organized the murder of Grand Duke of Lithuania Vaišvilkas. Following Shvarn's loss of the throne in 1269, Lev entered into conflict with Lithuania. In 1274–1276 he fought a war with the new Lithuanian ruler Traidenis but was defeated, and Lithuania annexed the territory of Black Ruthenia with its city of Navahrudak.

      In 1279, Lev allied himself with King Wenceslaus II of Bohemia and invaded Poland, although his attempt to capture Kraków in 1280 ended in failure. That same year, however, Lev defeated the Kingdom of Hungary and temporarily annexed part of Transcarpathia, including the town of Mukachevo. In 1292, he defeated Poland and added Lublin with surrounding areas to the territory of Galicia-Volhynia. At the time of Lev's death in 1301, the state of Galicia-Volhynia was at the height of its power.

  • Sources 
    1. [S49] Genealogics, by Leo Van de Pas.