Person:Yaroslav I the Wise (1)

     
Grand Duke Yaroslav I Vladimirovich "the Wise" , of Kiev
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Name Grand Duke Yaroslav I Vladimirovich "the Wise" , of Kiev
Gender Male
Birth[4] abt 0978 Kiev, Kiev, Kiev, Ukraine Rurik dynasty
Marriage 1019 Uppsala, Swedento Ingegerd Olofsdotter, of Sweden
Death[4] 20 Feb 1054 Kiev, Kiev, Kiev, Ukraine
Reference Number[4] Q188943?


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Yaroslav I, Grand Prince of Rus, known as Yaroslav the Wise or Iaroslav the Wise (; , ; ;; ; c. 978 – 20 February 1054) was thrice grand prince of Veliky Novgorod and Kiev, uniting the two principalities for a time under his rule. Yaroslav's Christian name was George (Yuri) after Saint George (Gjurĭgì).

A son of Vladimir the Great, the first Christian Prince of Novgorod, Yaroslav acted as vice-regent of Novgorod at the time of his father's death in 1015. Subsequently, his eldest surviving brother, Sviatopolk I of Kiev, killed three of his other brothers and seized power in Kiev. Yaroslav, with the active support of the Novgorodians and the help of Varangian mercenaries, defeated Svyatopolk and became the Grand Prince of Kiev in 1019. Under Yaroslav the codification of legal customs and princely enactments had begun, and this work served as the basis for a law code called the Russkaya Pravda ("Rus Truth [Law]"). During his lengthy reign, Kievan Rus' reached the zenith of its cultural flowering and military power.[1]

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  1.   Weis, Frederick Lewis; Walter Lee Sheppard; and David Faris. Ancestral roots of certain American colonists, who came to America before 1700: the lineage of Alfred the Great, Charlemagne, Malcolm of Scotland, Robert the Strong, and some of their descendants. (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Pub. Co., 7th Edition c1992), p. 57, 205.
  2.   Weis, Frederick Lewis; Walter Lee Sheppard; and David Faris. Ancestral roots of certain American colonists, who came to America before 1700: the lineage of Alfred the Great, Charlemagne, Malcolm of Scotland, Robert the Strong, and some of their descendants. (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Pub. Co., 7th Edition c1992), 53-22, 241-5.
  3.   Brian Tompsett, (i)Directory of Royal Genealogy Data(/i) (United Kingdom: University of Hull,).
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Yaroslav I the Wise, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  5.   IAROSLAV Vladimirovich, son of VLADIMIR I "Velikiy/the Great" Grand Prince of Kiev & his first wife Rognoda of Polotsk ([978]-Vyshgorod 20 Feb 1054, bur Kiev Church of St Sophia), in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.