Person:Sviatoslav I of Kiev (1)

Sviatoslav I "the Brave' Igorevich, Grand Prince of Kiev
m. abt 0903
  1. Sviatoslav I "the Brave' Igorevich, Grand Prince of Kiev
  • HSviatoslav I "the Brave' Igorevich, Grand Prince of Kiev
  • WMalusha
  1. Grand Duke Vladimir I "The Great" , of Kiev
m. ABT. 959
  1. Yaropolk I , of Kiev
  2. Oleg , of the Drevlyans
Facts and Events
Name[3] Sviatoslav I "the Brave' Igorevich, Grand Prince of Kiev
Gender Male
Birth[3] abt 0942 Kiev, Kiev, Ukraine Rurik dynasty
Marriage ABT. 959 Of Kiev, Kiev, Ukraineto Princess Of Bulgaria Predislava
Marriage to Malusha
Title (nobility)? from 964 to 972 Grand Prince Of Kiev
Death[3] Mar 972 Kiev, Kiev, Ukraine
Reference Number[3] Q1058572?

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Sviatoslav I Igorevich (Old East Slavic: С~тославъ / Свѧтославъ Игорєвичь, Sventoslavŭ / Svantoslavŭ Igorevičǐ; Old Norse: Sveinald Ingvarsson) (c. 942 – 26 March 972), also spelled Svyatoslav was a Grand prince of Kiev famous for his persistent campaigns in the east and south, which precipitated the collapse of two great powers of Eastern Europe, Khazaria and the First Bulgarian Empire. He also conquered numerous East Slavic tribes, defeated the Alans and attacked the Volga Bulgars, and at times was allied with the Pechenegs and Magyars.

His decade-long reign over the Kievan Rus' was marked by rapid expansion into the Volga River valley, the Pontic steppe, and the Balkans. By the end of his short life, Sviatoslav carved out for himself the largest state in Europe, eventually moving his capital in 969 from Kiev (modern-day Ukraine) to Pereyaslavets (identified as the modern village of Nufăru, Romania) on the Danube. In contrast with his mother's conversion to Christianity, Sviatoslav remained a staunch pagan all of his life. Due to his abrupt death in ambush, his conquests, for the most part, were not consolidated into a functioning empire, while his failure to establish a stable succession led to a fratricidal feud among his three sons, resulting in two of them being killed.

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    (c. 942 – March 972)

  2.   Brian Tompsett, (i)Directory of Royal Genealogy Data(/i) (United Kingdom: University of Hull,).
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  4.   SVIATOSLAV, in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.