Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Sviatopolk II Iziaslavich was supreme ruler of the Kievan Rus for 20 years, from 1093 to 1113. He was not a popular prince, and his reign was marked by incessant rivalry with his cousin Vladimir Monomakh. Upon his death the Kievan citizens raised a rebellion against the Jewish merchants and Varangian officials who speculated in grain and salt. Sviatopolk was the son of Iziaslav Iaroslavich by his wife Gertrude of Poland. Sviatopolk''s Christian name was Michael. During his brother Iaropolk''s life, Sviatopolk was not regarded as a potential claimant to the Kievan throne. In 1069 he was sent to Polotsk, a city briefly taken by his father from the local ruler Vseslav, and then he spent ten years (1078-88) ruling Novgorod. Upon his brother''s death he succeeded him in Turov, which would remain in possession of his descendants until the 17th century.