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Vol I File 12: The Paternal Ancestry of Homer Beers James
2. Winithar, King of the Ostrogoths to Berengaria
Early Russian Ancestors
1. The Russian Nobility (Duke Rurik of Novgorod to Anne of Kiev) to Richard de Clare, Surety
Ref: Hallu, Roger, "Anne of Kiev,
Queen of France", (in French and Russian) located in
the Pittsburgh Carnegie Public Library, Main Branch.
1. Rurik of Novgorod, Grand Duke of
Kiev, ruled during the period 862-879. He died in 879. He was
succeeded by his nephew, Oleg. Oleg was, like Rurik, a semi-legendary
personage, who freed the Eastern Slavs from the rule of the Khazars,
a powerful Turkic stock, and he concluded a treaty with the Byzantine
Empire. He ruled during the period 879-912, when he was succeeded
by Rurik's son, Igor. Rurik was probably a Danish Viking.
son of Rurik of Novgord, ruled as Grand Duke of Kiev from 912
to 945. He was born in 875 and married St. Olga. She was born about 890 in
Russia. In 945 Igor was assassinated for exhorting large sums
from his subjects to pay for his campaigns against the Byzantines.
Olga became regent of the grand principality of Kiev, in the
period 945 to 955, until her son reached majority. She hunted
down Igor's murderers and had them scalded to death. In about
955 to 957 she became an Orthodox Christian and shortly afterwards
ushered in the new era in Byzantine-Kievian relations by visiting
Constantinople. There she was baptized, or rebaptized, taking
as her Christian name, "Helena", in honor of the Byzantine
empress. It was through her efforts and those of her grandson
Vladimir that Christianity was brought to Russia. She was canonized
by the Orthodox Church. Her feast day is July 11. She died in
969. Igor died in 945.
son of Igor and St. Olga, Grand Duke of Kiev, was born in 936
and died in 972, ruling during the period of 972-977. He married
a servant of the Queen Olga, daughter
of Malko I. Yaropolk, son of Sviatoslav
and an unknown woman, ruled during the period 972-977. He was
succeeded by his half-brother, Vladimir.
4. Vladimir I. (St. Vladimir) The Great,
a third son of Sviatoslav, was Grand Duke of Kiev in the period
977-1015. He was born about 956 and died in 1015.
He married (1) Olova, by whom there was the
first son, Vicheslav, Prince of Novgorod, born in 977, died in
He married in 979 (2) Rogneda,
daughter of Prince Rogvolode (Rognald)
of Polotsk. From this marriage there
the following children:
5. Yaroslav (Jaroslav) was Grand Duke of
Kiev from 1019 to 1054, the fourth son of Vladimir I. He was
baptized in 988, and died in February 20, 1054. He married (1)
__________; and in 1019 (2) Ingegerde of Sweden, daughter
of Olaf Skotkonung III, King of Sweden (son of Erik Segersall,
King of Sweden), born probably in the 960's. died about 1020,
and Astrid, a descendant of Swedish royalty, back to Edmond I,
who ruled from 900 to 907. Her grandfather was Eric VII. of Sweden.
She was born in 1000 and died in 1051. They had the following
1. Vladimir, Prince of Novgorod, born in
1020, died in 1052, married a German princess, Oda de Stade(?).
2. Elizabeth, born in 1022, Queen of Norway,
died in 1070, married in 1041, (1) Harald III., King of Norway.
They had a son, Magnus III., King of Norway, who married Margaret
of Sweden; a daughter, Ingegerde, who married Olaf III., King
of Denmark; and finally a son, Olaf III., King of Norway. The
last son had in turn a son, Magnus III., King of Norway and a
grandson, Sigurd I., King of Norway. Elizabeth married in 1067,
(2) Sven II., King of Denmark. They had sons Olaf III., King
of Denmark, and Eric III., King of Denmark.
3. Isiaslav I., Grand Prince of Kiev (1054-1073),
born in 1024, died October 3, 1078, married about 1043, Gertrude,
who died January 4, 1107, daughter of Mieszco II. Lambert, King
of Poland, 1025-1034. They had a son, Sviatopolk II (Michael),
Grand Prince of Kiev, born 1050, died April 16, 1113
4. Sviatoslav II., Prince of Kiev (1073-1076),
born in 1024, died in 1076.
5. Anne Yaroslavna of Kiev. See below.
6. Vsevolod I., Prince of Kiev (1078-1093),
born in 1129, died in 1093, married Marie of Byzantine. They
had Vladimir II., Grand Prince of Kiev, born 1053, died May 19,
1125, married about 1070, (1) Gyhta, daughter of Harold II., the
Saxon, King of England. They had a son, Mstislas II., Grand Prince
of Kiev, born 1076, died April 15, 1132, married in 1122 (2) the
daughter of Dmitri I. of Novgorod.
7. Anastasia, Queen of Hungary, born in
1031, died in 1074, married Andre (Andrew) I., King of Hungary.
They had a son, Salomon I., King of Hungary, 1063-1074, who married
Sophie, daughter of Emperor Henry III. of Germany.
8. Viateschlav of Smolensk, born in 1033,
died in 1057, married the daughter of Otto of Saxony.
9. Igor of Vladimir-Volynsky, died in 1059
6. Anne Yaroslavna of Kiev, daughter
of Yaroslav, married Henry I. of France, who became King of France
during the period 1031-1060, uniting the Eastern domains in Russia
with Western Europe. See his ancestral
lineage elsewhere in Volume I. She
was also the fiancee of Henry III., Emperor of Germany. Anne
and Henry I. had two sons as follows:
who became Philip I., King of France. See elsewhere for the continuation
of this lineage in Volume I.
2. Hugh Magnus.
7. Hugh Magnus, married Adelheid Vermandois, daughter
of Herbert I., Count of Vermandois.
They had a daughter, Isabel Vermandois.
See continuation of this lineage in the French Kings from Hugh
Capet, etc in Volume I.