Grand Duke Rurik Varangian Kiev NOVGOROD
(Abt 830-879)
Grand Duchess Efenda Kiev NOVGOROD
(Abt 850-)
Grand Duke Igor KIEV
Regent Saint Olga KIEV
(Abt 890-969)
Grand Duke Svyatoslav KIEV, I


Family Links

1. Grand Duchess Malusha Lubech KIEV

2. Princess Predislava BULGARIA

Grand Duke Svyatoslav KIEV, I

  • Born: 942, Kiev, Kiev, Ukraine
  • Married (1): 959, Kiev, Kiev, Ukraine
  • Married (2): Abt 959, Kiev, Kiev, Ukraine
  • Died: 972-973, Dneiper, Pereyaslavl, Ukraine, Russia

   Other names for Svyatoslav were Svatslaf, Sviatoslav, Spendoblos and KIEV Grand Duke.

   Ancestral File Number: B6DN-WD. User ID: 2420447624.

   General Notes:

Grand Duke of KIEV Reigned 945-972.

6th Great Grandfather of Alexander Nevsky, 13th Great Grandfather of Ivan III the Great, and 15th Great Grandfather of Ivan IV the Terrible.

The New Columbia Encyclopedia 1975 p2663 Sviatoslav, p1477 Kievan Russia, Encyclopaedia Britannica 1981 Micropaedia Vol VIII p720 Rurik Dynasty, Vol IX p707 Svyatoslav I, Macropaedia Vol XVI p40 Russia History of, The Story of Civ- ilization Will Durant Vol IV p448, Wall Chart of World History Edward Hull 1988 Studio Editions Russia 935, IGI Birth T990001-259-1126128NONE, IGI Marriage T990002-66-1126128NONE, IGI Birth T990001-31-1126128NONE, Ancestral File Ver 4.10 B6DN-WD, Barber Grandparents: 125 Kings 143 Generations Ted Butler Barnard and Gertrude Barber Bernard 1978 McKinney TX p81.

Barber Grandparents: 125 Kings, 143 Generations, Ted Butler Bernard and Gertrude Barber Bernard, 1978, McKinney TX, p81: "334R Svatslaf, Czar of Russia, (S of 321, F of 349); ascended the throne in 964; conquered Bulgarian Tribes; defeated by the Greek Emperor and forced to surrender Borostol; ambushed and slain by Patzinsks Tribes at Cataracts of the Dneiper River."

Wall Chart of World History, Edward Hull, 1988, Studio Editions, Russia, 935: "Spendoblos, Duke of Kiev 935-973..."

The New Columbia Encyclopedia, 1975, p2663, Sviatoslav: "Died 972, Duke of Kiev (945-972), sonof Igor and St Olga. His mother acted as regent for him until Abt 962, when he came of age. During his reign, which was spent in conquests, he created an empire that stretched from the Volga to the Danube. By 965 he had defeated the Volga Bulgars and the Khazars, thus bringing under Kievan control the entire area of the Volga River. Then, as an ally of the Byzantine Empire, which was at war with the Bulgars, Sviatoslav defeated the Bulgars of the Danube (968) and further extended Kievan control in the Balkans. He was forced to give up the Balkan land (971), however, in a war with the Byzantine emperor John I. On his way back to Kiev, Sviatoslav was slain by the Pechenegs (or Patzinaks)."

p1477, Kievan Russia: "...Under Olga's son, Sviatoslav (Died 972), the Khazars were crushed, and Kievan power was extended to the lower Volga and N Caucaus." Encyclopaedia Britannica 1981 Micropaedia Vol VIII p720 Rurik Dynasty: "[Igor and St Olga's] son and successor, Svyatoslav (ruled 945-972)- further extended their territories..."

Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1981, Micropaedia, Vol VIII, p720, Ruric Dynasty: "Svyatoslav, Grand Duke of Kiev 945-972..."

Vol IX, p707, Svyatoslav I: "In full Svyatoslav Igorevich, Died972, Grand Prince of Kiev from 945 and the greatest of the Varangian princes of early Russian history. He was the son of Grand Prince Igor, probably the grandson of Rurik, Prince of Novorod, and the last non-Christian ruler of the Kievan state. After coming of age he began a series of bold military expeditions, leaving his mother, Olga, to manage the internal affairs of the Kievan state until her death in 969.
"`The Russian Primary Chronicle (Povest vremennykh let)' says that Svyatoslav `sent messengers to the other lands announcing his intention to attack them.' Between 963 and 965 he defeated the Khazars on the lower Don and the Ossetes and Circassians in the northern Caucasus; he also attacked the Volga Bulgars.In 967 he defeated the Balkan Bulgars at the behest of the Byzantines, to whom he then refused to cede his conquest. He declared his intention of establishing a Russo-Bulgarian empire with its capital at Pereyaslavets (now Pereyaslav-Khmelnitsky) on the Danube. In 971, however, his comparatively small army was defeated by a Byzantine force under the emperor John I Tzimisces, and Svyatoslav was compelled to abandon his claim to Balkan territory.
"In the spring of 972, while Svyatoslav was returning to Russia with a small retinue, he was ambushed and killed by the Pechenegs (a Turkic people) near the cataracts of the Dnepr."

Macropaedia, Vol XVI, p40, Russia History of: "...The consecutive history of the first East Slavic state begins with Prince Svyatoslav (died 972), the greatest of the Varangian princes. His victorious campaigns against other Varangian centres, the Khazars, and the Volga Bulgars and his intervention in the Byzantine-Danube Bulgar conflicts of 968-971 mark the full hegemony of his clan i Rus and the emergence of a new political force in eastern Europe, similar in some ways to the princely dynasties of the Piasts in Poland and the Arpads in Hungary. But Svyatoslav was neither a lawgiver nor an organizer; and on his death he left, in true Varangian style, only his sword and that which had been gained by it..."

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, p448: "Oleg, Igor and the able Princess Olga (Igor's widow), and her warrior son son Sviatoslav (962-972) widened the Kievan realm until it embraced nearly all the eastern Slavonic tribes, and the towns of Polotsk, Smolensk, Chernigov, and Rostov."

Ancestral File Ver 4.10 B6DN-WD Born 942 (3yo 945) Kiev Kiev Ukraine Not Married Died 972/973 Kiev Kiev Ukraine.

IGI Birth T990001-259-1126128NONE Svyatoslav Grand Duke of KIEV Father IgorGrand Duke of KIEV Mother Olga Grand Duchess of KIEV 942 Kiyev Ukraine USSR.

IGI Marriage T990002-66-1126128NONE Svyatoslav Grand Duke of KIEV Spouse P Grand Duchess of KIEV 959 Kiyev Ukraine USSR.

IGI Birth T990001-31-1126128NONE Vladimir V Grand Duke of E KIEV Father Svyatoslav Grand Duke of KIEV Mother Malusha Grand Duchess of KIEV 960 Kiyev Ukraine USSR.

   Marriage Information:

Svyatoslav married Grand Duchess Malusha Lubech KIEV, daughter of Malk LUBECH, in 959 in Kiev, Kiev, Ukraine. (Grand Duchess Malusha Lubech KIEV was born about 944 in Kiev, Kiev, Ukraine.)

   Marriage Information:

Svyatoslav also married Princess Predislava BULGARIA about 959 in Kiev, Kiev, Ukraine.

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