Friday, July 19, 2013
G32: 2545856746 Yaroslav I, Grand Prince of Kiev
~978, Yaroslav Vladimirovich born in Russia, s/o §Vladamir the Great & Rognoda of Polotsk.
988, Yaroslav’s father introduced Orthodox Christianity to Kievian Russia.
988-1010, Yaroslav, Prince of Rostov.
1010, Yaroslav moved from ruling Rostov to Novgorod near the Volga.
1013, Yaroslav, Prince of Novgorod.
1014, Yaroslav refused to pay tribute to Kiev.
1015, Yaroslav’s father died, beginning a succession struggle.
1016, Yaroslav defeated his cousin Svyatopolk I, Grand Prince of Kiev, in battle at Liubech, who then fled to Poland.
7/1018, Invading from Poland, Svyatopolk pushed Yaroslav back to Novgorod. [The ‘Kiev succession crisis’.]
8/14/1018, Svyatopolk again assumed rule of Kiev. King Boleslaw of Poland [Svyatopolk’s father-in-law] left with his forces.
1019, Yaroslav married 2nd Ingegerd [Irina], d/o §Olof ‘Skotkonung’, King of Sweden & Estrid of Obotriten.
1019, Yaroslav attacked Svyatopolk, drove him south, and defeated defeated him by the river Alta. Yaroslav again took control of Kiev.
1024, Yaroslav defeated by his half-brother, Mstislav , Prince of Tmutorokan. Yaroslav and Mstislav divided Kievan Russia. Yaroslav got the land on the western bank of the Dnieper, including Kiev and Novgorod.
1024, Yaroslav returned to find Kiev under siege by the Pechenegs; which he drove off.
1026, Yaroslav founded the town of Dorpat.
1030, Yaroslav founded the first school in Novgorod.
1030, Yaroslave founded the town of Yurev in the northwest; from which he gained control of access to the Gulf of Finland.
1031, Yaroslav, allied with Sweden, conquered Polish territories.
1036, Yaroslav’s brother Mstislav died; Yaroslav succeeding to his lands, becoming sole ruler of Russia.
1036, Yaroslav had a decisive victory in battle over the Pechenegs tribes, which had been raiding Russian for a hundred years.
1037, Yaroslav started the construction of Saint Sophia cathedral in Kiev to celebrate his victories.
1043, Yaroslav launched a [unsuccessful] naval attack on Constantinople.
1051, Yaroslav arranged for a Russian monk [1st non-Greek] to be named the Metropolitan of Kiev.
2/20/1054, Yaroslav died; buried in Saint Sophia cathedral. [Yaroslav’s 5 sons began a new succession struggle.]
(S) Foundation for Medieval Genealogy. (S) Russia, Borrero, 2009.
Child of Juraslov and Ingegerd: