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From: "pmik" <>
Subject: Re: Iaroslav the wise
Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2003 22:30:16 +0100
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I have this informations : Rogneda was the daughter Ragnvald and Ingelborge
of Norway. Ingelborge was the little daughter of Olaf of Norway
Does anyone can confirm this ?
"Igor Sklar" <> a crit dans le message de news:
> "jl" <> wrote in message
> > Plz someone can tell me who his mother was.
> > Anna of Macedonia or Rogneda
> > thanks
> > jl
> Yaroslav's mother was Rogneda of Polotsk. I don't understand how it
> could be, conditioned that Vladimir took Rogneda by force in 980,
> whilst Yaroslav was born about 978 (he was 76 when he died). However
> the case, Yaroslav was the eldest biological son of Vladimir.
> Rogneda is not a Slavic name. Her father was Ragnvald of West Gotland,
> then of Polotsk (killed 970), the brother of Truggvi Olafson of Norway
> (died 965) and the illegitimate son of Olaf Haraldson of Norway (died
> 934). As you may see, Yaroslav was a great grandson of Harald I
> Fairhair (died 931), the first Yngling king of Norway. This explains
> why in Norse sagas Vladimir is called a kinsman of Norse King Olaf
> Traggvison (who was brought up in Kiev) more than once.
> Some folks are in pains to establish their line of descent from
> Macedonian Emperors of Byzantium. They assume that Yaroslav was born
> in 988 and his mother was Anna of Byzantium. But it's nothing more
> than their fantasy.
> Respects, Igor