Daniel Romanovich

Daniel Romanovich

biographical name

(born 1201—died 1264) Ruler of Galicia and Volhynia, one of the most powerful princes in east central Europe. He inherited the two principalities at age 4, but pretenders to the succession kept him from ruling. He finally gained control over Volhynia in 1221 and Galicia in 1238. Daniel enriched his realm, but Mongol invasions (1240–41) forced him to acknowledge the rule of the khan. He led a rebellion against the Mongols (1256) and succeeded briefly in driving them out of Volhynia, but another Mongol force subdued the principality in 1260.


Daniel Romanovich known as Daniel of Galicia

This entry comes from Encyclopædia Britannica Concise.
For the full entry on Daniel Romanovich, visit Britannica.com.

Seen & Heard

What made you look up Daniel Romanovich? Please tell us what you were reading, watching or discussing that led you here.