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From: Tom Camfield <>
Subject: Re: RURIK, PRINCE OF KIEV
Date: Mon, 2 Dec 1996 22:55:50 +0300
In article <>, "D. Spencer Hines"
> Do you happen to know the identification of the parents of Rurik,
> Prince of Kiev [c.800-879)? I am hoping there is some new Russian scholarship
> on this issue.
Never found anything on that. Best I can offer is Rurik's brothers: Sineus
(Signjotr, with the umlaut over the o) and Truvor (Thorvarthr). I obtained
this and other information from Durant's "Age of Faith"--for any lurkers
out there who might be interested. :-)
I also have that Rurik may have been "Rorik of Jutland", whose father (of
the clan of Skioldung) lost his Jutland fief in Denmark and entered the
service of Charlemagne--and that Louis the Pious, son of Charlie, granted
Rorik's eldest son Harald the district of Rustringen in Friesland as
For whatever that's worth.
Tom Camfield -
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