St. Vladimir the Great, Grand Prince of Rus'; 958-1015; 33rd Great Grandfather

St. Vladimir the Great, Grand Prince of Rus'; 958-1015; 33rd Great Grandfather

Yaroslav I, Grand Prince of Russia, known as Yaroslav the Wise, was the son of Grand Prince Vladimir the Great.His eldest surviving brother, Svyatopolk,killed his other brothers and seized power in Kiev.Yaroslav defeated him and became the Grand Prince of Kiev in 1019. Under Yaroslav the codification of legal customs and princely enactments was begun, and this work served as the basis for a law code called the Russian Truth.During his lengthy reign, Russia reached the zenith of its power.

Yaroslav I, Grand Prince of Russia, known as Yaroslav the Wise, was the son of Grand Prince Vladimir the Great.His eldest surviving brother, Svyatopolk,killed his other brothers and seized power in Kiev.Yaroslav defeated him and became the Grand Prince of Kiev in 1019. Under Yaroslav the codification of legal customs and princely enactments was begun, and this work served as the basis for a law code called the Russian Truth.During his lengthy reign, Russia reached the zenith of its power.

Yaroslav I, Grand Prince of Russia, known as Yaroslav the Wise, was the son of Grand Prince Vladimir the Great.His eldest surviving brother, Svyatopolk,killed his other brothers and seized power in Kiev.Yaroslav defeated him and became the Grand Prince of Kiev in 1019. Under Yaroslav the codification of legal customs and princely enactments was begun, and this work served as the basis for a law code called the Russian Truth.During his lengthy reign, Russia reached the zenith of its power.

Yaroslav I, Grand Prince of Russia, known as Yaroslav the Wise, was the son of Grand Prince Vladimir the Great.His eldest surviving brother, Svyatopolk,killed his other brothers and seized power in Kiev.Yaroslav defeated him and became the Grand Prince of Kiev in 1019. Under Yaroslav the codification of legal customs and princely enactments was begun, and this work served as the basis for a law code called the Russian Truth.During his lengthy reign, Russia reached the zenith of its power.

Why was Ivan III known as "Ivan the Great?"  How did his wife Sophia change Russian politics & culture during her time?

Why was Ivan III known as "Ivan the Great?" How did his wife Sophia change Russian politics & culture during her time?

Grand Prince Rurik ~ 1st Viking overlord of Kievan Rus.  ......archaeology & prehistoric

Grand Prince Rurik ~ 1st Viking overlord of Kievan Rus. ......archaeology & prehistoric

Grand Prince Yaroslav the Wise (circa 978 - 1054). Forensic facial reconstruction by Mikhail M. Gerasimov. #ancient #Russian #history

Grand Prince Yaroslav the Wise (circa 978 - 1054). Forensic facial reconstruction by Mikhail M. Gerasimov. #ancient #Russian #history

Tsar Nicholas II in Balmoral castle, 1896, with (from left to right) Tsarina Alexandra Fedorovna, Grand Duchess Tatiana, Queen Victoria, and Edward, Prince of Wales [2497 x 3291] - Imgur

Tsar Nicholas II in Balmoral castle, 1896, with (from left to right) Tsarina Alexandra Fedorovna, Grand Duchess Tatiana, Queen Victoria, and Edward, Prince of Wales [2497 x 3291] - Imgur

St Margaret of Scotland(c1045-1093),known as Margaret of Wessex and Queen Margaret of Scotland, was an English princess of the House of Wessex and a granddaughter of Yaroslav The Wise, Grand Prince of Russia. Around 1070 Margaret married Malcolm III of Scotland, becoming his queen consort. She was a pious woman, and among many charitable works she established a ferry for pilgrims and was the mother of three kings of Scotland and a queen consort of England. Ancestor

St Margaret of Scotland(c1045-1093),known as Margaret of Wessex and Queen Margaret of Scotland, was an English princess of the House of Wessex and a granddaughter of Yaroslav The Wise, Grand Prince of Russia. Around 1070 Margaret married Malcolm III of Scotland, becoming his queen consort. She was a pious woman, and among many charitable works she established a ferry for pilgrims and was the mother of three kings of Scotland and a queen consort of England. Ancestor

Portrait of Grand Prince Alexander Nikolayevich, Franz Kruger, 1840

Portrait of Grand Prince Alexander Nikolayevich - Franz Kruger

Portrait of Grand Prince Alexander Nikolayevich, Franz Kruger, 1840

Dmitry Donskoy October 12, 1350 – May 18-19, 1389 Dmitry Ivanovich was the Grand Prince of the Moscow Principality (1359 – 1389) and the Grand Prince of Vladimir (1362 – 1389). His father, Ivan II the Meek of Moscow (1326 – 1359), reigned from 1353 – 1359. Ivan II was an easy-going, good-natured man whose six-year rule did not augment the influence of Moscow.

Dmitry Donskoy October 12, 1350 – May 18-19, 1389 Dmitry Ivanovich was the Grand Prince of the Moscow Principality (1359 – 1389) and the Grand Prince of Vladimir (1362 – 1389). His father, Ivan II the Meek of Moscow (1326 – 1359), reigned from 1353 – 1359. Ivan II was an easy-going, good-natured man whose six-year rule did not augment the influence of Moscow.

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