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Ingegerd (St. Anna) of Sweden

Female - 1050


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  • Name Ingegerd (St. Anna) of Sweden  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 10 Feb 1050  [2
    Person ID I11412  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of AP, Ancestor of DDB, Ancestor of JTS, Ancestor of LDN, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TSW, Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 23 Nov 2018 

    Father Olof Sk√∂tkonung, King of Sweden,   b. Abt 965, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1020, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Mother Estrid of the Obotrites,   b. Abt 979,   d. 1035  (Age ~ 56 years) 
    Family ID F1491  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Yaroslav I "The Wise", Grand Prince of Kiev,   d. 19 Feb 1054, Vyshgorod, a citadel north of Kiev Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Anastasia of Kiev,   d. Aft 1064
    +2. Vladimir of Novgorod,   b. Abt 1020,   d. 4 Oct 1052  (Age ~ 32 years)
    +3. Iziaslav I, Grand Prince of Kiev,   b. 1025,   d. 3 Oct 1078  (Age 53 years)
    +4. Svjatoslav II, Grand Prince of Kiev,   b. 1027,   d. 27 Dec 1076  (Age 49 years)
    +5. Vsevolod I Monomakh, Grand Prince of Kiev,   b. 1030,   d. 13 Apr 1093  (Age 63 years)
    +6. Anne of Kiev, Queen Consort of France,   b. 1036, Kiev, Ukraine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1075  (Age > 40 years)
    +7. Igor Jaroslawitsch,   b. Abt 1036,   d. Between 1059 and 1060  (Age ~ 23 years)
    Last Modified 6 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F4377  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Also known as Ingegerd (or Ingegarde, or Ingrid) Olofsdotter. Her christening name was Irina (Irene).

      From Wikipedia:

      Ingegerd was later declared a saint, by the name of St. Anna, in Novgorod and Kiev. The reason was that she initiated the building of the Saint Sophia Cathedral in Kiev as well as the local version, the Saint Sophia Cathedral in Novgorod, along with many good doings.

      The following was stated by the church in reference to her sainthood:
      St. Anna, Grand Duchess of Novgorod, She was the daughter of Swedish King Olaf Sketktung, the "All-Christian King," who did much to spread Orthodoxy in Scandinavia, and the pious Queen Astrida. In Sweden she was known as Princess Indegard; she married Yaroslav I "the Wise", Grand Prince of Kiev, who was the founder of the Saint Sophia Cathedral in 1016, taking the name Irene. She gave shelter to the outcast sons of British King Edmund, Edwin and Edward, as well as the Norwegian prince Magnus, who later returned to Norway. She is perhaps best known as the mother of Vsevolod of , himself the father of Vladimir Monomakh and progenitor of the Princes of Moscow. Her daughters were Anna, Queen of France, Queen Anastasia of Hungary, and Queen Elizabeth (Elisiv) of Norway. The whole family was profoundly devout and pious. She reposed in 1050 in the Cathedral of Holy Wisdom (St. Sophia) in Kiev, having been tonsured a monastic with the name of Anna.
      As saint her hymn goes:
      O joy of the Swedish people, thou didst gladden the Russian realm, filling it with grace and purity, adorning its throne with majesty, lustrous in piety like a priceless gem set in a splendid royal crown. Named Ingegerd in the baptismal waters, O venerable one, thou wast called Irene by thy Russian subjects, who perceived in thee the divine and ineffable peace; but when thou didst submit to monastic obedience, thou didst take the new name, Anna, after the honoured ancestor of Christ, the King of kings. Wed in honourable matrimony, O holy Anna, thou didst live in concord with thy royal spouse, the right-believing and most wise Prince Yaroslav; and having born him holy offspring, after his repose thou didst betroth thyself unto the Lord as thy heavenly Bridegroom. Disdaining all the allurements of vanity and donning the coarse robes of a monastic, O wondrous and sacred Anna, thou gavest thyself over to fasting and prayer, ever entreating Christ thy Master, that He deliver thy people from the all want and misfortune.
      Feast days: 10 February, 4 October.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2417] Norman W. Ingham and Christian Raffensperger, "Ryurik and the First Ryurikids: Context, Problems, Sources." The American Genealogist 82:1; 82:111, January 2007.

    2. [S145] Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700 by Frederick Lewis Weis and Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr. 8th edition, William R. Beall & Kaleen E. Beall, eds. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2004, 2006, 2008.