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Yaroslav I the Wise

Yaroslav I the Wise (978-1054) was thrice prince of Novgorod and Kiev, uniting the two principalities for a time under his rule.

The son of Vladimir the Great of Kiev and the nun Ragnilda of Polotsk, Yaroslav married Ingigerd (Anna), daughter of king Olaf Skötkonung of Sweden. One of their many children became Vladimir II, prince of Novgorod.

His daughter Anna Yaroslavna was married to Henry I of France. Yaroslav's granddaughter, his son Vsevolod I, Prince of Kiev's daughter named Eupraxia, was married to Henry III, Holy Roman Emperor.

Preceded by:
Sviatopolk I
Rulers of Kievan Rus Succeeded by: