Grand Duke Svyatoslav KIEV, I
Grand Duchess Malusha Lubech KIEV
(Abt 944-)
Count Rognwald POLOTSK
(936-Abt 982)
Countess POLOTSK
(Abt 944-)
Grand Duke Saint Vladimir Sviatoslawitz KIEV, I
(Abt 960-1015)
Princess Rogneda POLOTSK
(Abt 962-1002)
Grand Duke Yaroslav KIEV, I


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Princess Ingegerda Sweden KIEV

Grand Duke Yaroslav KIEV, I

  • Born: 26 Nov 978-980, Kiev, Kiev, Ukraine
  • Married: 1019, Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden
  • Died: 20 Feb 1054, Kiev, Kiev, Ukraine
  • Buried: 1054, Cathedral, Saint Sophia, Kiev, Ukraine

   Other names for Yaroslav were KIEV Grand Duke and "The Wise".

   Ancestral File Number: 952M-GV. User ID: 605111906.

   General Notes:

"The Wise", Grand Duke of KIEV Reigned 1019-1054.

4th Great Grandfather of Alexander Nevsky, 11th Great Grandfather of Ivan III the Great, and 13th Great Grandfather of Ivan IV the Terrible.

Yaroslav the Wise, Prince b. 1017. d. 1054.
Prince of Kiev. He defeated the Pechenegs and established kiev as a center of power, trade and culture . Saint Sophia's Cathedral, Kiev, Ukraine.

Barber Grandparents: 125 Kings, 143 Generations, Ted Butler Bernard and Gertrude Barber Bernard, 1978, McKinney TX, p84: "360R Iroslav `The Great', Czar of Russia, (S of 345, F of 369); became ruler of Russia after a bloody civil war; seized some towns from Poland; defeated the Patzinsks; defeated by the Roman Emperor; gave Russia a code of laws; died in 1054."

Wall Chart of World History, Edward Hull, 1988, Studio Editions, Russia, 1015: "Jaroslaw I, Duke of Kiev 1015-1054..." [Older Brother Svyatopolk, ?Reigned 1015-1019 not listed]

The New Columbia Encyclopedia, 1975, p3022, Yaroslav: "Born 978, Died 1054, Grand Duke of Kiev (1019-1054); son of Vladimir I. Designated by his father to rule in Novogrod, he became Grand Dukeof Kiev after defeating his older brother Sviatopolk, who succeeded Vladimir I. A shrewd statesman, he consolidated the power and prestige of Kiev. He regained W Galicia from the Poles (who had obtained it in return for supporting Sviatopolk),crushed (1036) the Pechenegs (nomadic invaders), and suppressed rebellions by Lithuanian and Finnish tribes. In 1043 he organized the last Russian campaign against Constan- tinople, in which his troops were routed. At home he encouraged learning, codi- fied laws, erected magnificent buildings and churches, including the famous Cathedral of St Sophia, and founded (1039) a patriarchate in Kiev. Yaroslav was in close contact with European dynasties; his daughters were married to Harold III of Norway, Andrew I of Hungary, and Henry I of France. Before his death Yaroslav divided his kingdom among his heirs, designating the oldest, Iziaslav, as Grand Duke of Kiev; the others were told to obey Iziaslav as they had their father.Yaroslav's sons did not follow his advice, however, and civil war ensued."
p1477, Kievan Russia: "...The reign (1019-1054) of Vladimir's son, Yaroslav the Wise, represented the political and cultural apex of Kievan Russia. After his death thestate was divided into principalities ruled by his sons..."

Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1981, Micropaedia, Vol II, p610, Casimir I the Restorer: "...He married the Russian princess Dobronega and, supported by her brother, the Grand Prince Yaroslav the Great of Kiev, regained the provinces of Mazovia and Pomerania in 1047..."
Vol VIII, p720, Rurik Dynasty: "[Vladimir's] succession pattern was generally followed through the reigns of Svyatopolk (1015-1019), Yaroslav the Wise (1019- 1054)..."
Vol X, p803, Yaroslav I the Wise: "Born 980, Died 1054, Grand Prince of Kiev from 1019, when he defeated a murderous brother with Vovgorodian and Viking support. Promoting the spread of Christianity and civilization in Kievan Rus, he translated into Slavic, founded churches and monasteries, regulated the church's legal position and began the codification of laws legal customs. He fortified and beautified Kiev with the Golden Gate and the Cathedral of St Sophia. Yaroslav defeated the nomadic Pechenegs on his southern border and expanded Kievan possessions around the Baltic."

The Story of Civilization, Will Durant, Vol IV, The Age of Faith, Bk IV, The Dark Ages, Ch XVIII, The Byzantine World, Sec VII, The Birth of Russia, 448: "...Under Vladimir's son Yaroslav (1036-1054) the Kievan state reached its zenith. Its authority was loosely acknowledged, and taxes were received by it, from Lake Ladoga and the Baltic to the Caspian, the Caucasus, and the Black Sea. The Scandinavian invaders were absorbed, and Slav blood and speech prevailed. Social organization was frankly aristocratic; the prince entrusted administration and defense to a higher nobility of boyars, and a lesser nobility of `dietski' or`otroki'- pages or retainers; below these came the merchants, the townspeople, the semiservile peasantry, and the slaves. A code of laws- `Russkaya Pravda', or Russian Right- sanctioned private revenge, the judicial duel, and the compurgativeoath, but established trial by a jury of twelve citizens...Slowly Russia lifted itself out of its dirt and dust, built palaces for its princes, raised cupolas above huts of mud, and out of the patient strength of its people reared little isles of civilization in a still barbarous sea."

Ancestral File Ver 4.10 Son of Rogneda Princess of POLOTSK (AFN:B6DQ-QS)< ?Anna Princess of BYZANTIUM (AFN:952M-CC), 952M-GV Born 26 Nov ?1954< 954, Ancestral File Ver 4.10 952M-GV Born 980, EBMicro Yaroslav, WCWH Jaroslaw I.

   Marriage Information:

Yaroslav married Princess Ingegerda Sweden KIEV, daughter of King Olof Skotkonung SWEDEN, III and Queen Astrid Obotrites SWEDEN, in 1019 in Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden. (Princess Ingegerda Sweden KIEV was born about 1001 in Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden and died on 10 Feb 1050 in Kiev, Kiev, Ukraine.)

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