Person:Olga of Kiev (1)

     
Olga of Kiev
d.11 Jul 969 Kiev, Kiev, Ukraine
Facts and Events
Name[2] Olga of Kiev
Alt Name[2] Olga Prekrasa
Alt Name[2] Ольга Прекраса
Baptismal Name[2] Yelena _____
Religious Name[2] Isapóstolos Olga _____
Gender Female
Birth[2] Abt 890 Pskov, Pskov, Russia
Marriage Abt 903 Pskov, Pskov, Russiato Igor I "The Old" of Kiev
Alt Birth? Abt 915 Pskov, Pskov, Russia
Death[2] 11 Jul 969 Kiev, Kiev, Ukraine
Other? Speculative parents?: Oleg of Novgorod and Unknown (1) 
Other? Speculative parents?: Vladimir of Bulgaria and Unknown (1) 
Reference Number? Q193198?


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Saint Olga (Old Norse: ; died 969 AD in Kiev) was a regent of Kievan Rus' for her son Svyatoslav from 945 until 960. She is known for her obliteration of the Drevlians, a tribe that had killed her husband Igor of Kiev. Even though it would be her grandson Vladimir that would convert the entire nation to Christianity, her efforts to spread Christianity through the Rus’ earned Olga veneration as a saint. While her birthdate is unknown, it could be as early as AD 890 and as late as 5 June 925. Saint Olga, who was the first Rus saint of the Orthodox Church, is the patron of widows and converts.

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