Mstyslavna Maria-Helena

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Maria-Helena Mstyslavna (? – after 1227) – younger daughter of Prince Mstyslav the Lucky of Halych, descendant of Grand Prince of Kyiv Volodymyr Monomakh.

In 1226 Prince Mstyslav married Maria-Helena to András (Andrew), son of King of Hungary András II from the famous Árpád dynasty. It is interesting to note that András II himself was a descendant of a Rus Princess – a grandson of Euphrosyne from the Monomakh family.

In 1226 Mstyslav entrusted his son-in-law with the government of Peremyshl, and in 1227 of Halych, thus ceding all power over the Halych Principality.

Portrait (imaginary) of Maria-Olena Mstyslavna.

By O. Sleta. Oil on canvas. 90×70. 2008