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Sviatoslav I, Grand Prince of Kiev

Male - 972

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  • Name Sviatoslav I  
    Suffix Grand Prince of Kiev 
    Gender Male 
    Died 972  [1, 2
    Person ID I4510  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of AP, Ancestor of AW, Ancestor of DDB, Ancestor of DGH, Ancestor of DK, Ancestor of EK, Ancestor of GFS, Ancestor of JMF, Ancestor of JTS, Ancestor of LDN, Ancestor of LMH, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TSW, Ancestor of TWK, Ancestor of UKL, Ancestor of WPF
    Last Modified 23 Nov 2018 

    Father Igor of Kiev, Ruler of the Kievan Rus,   d. 945 
    Mother St. Olga of Kiev,   b. Abt 890, Pskov, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jul 969, Kiev, Ukraine Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years) 
    Family ID F570  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Malusha 
    +1. St. Vladimir of Kiev, Grand Prince of Kiev,   d. 15 Jul 1015, Berestovo, west of Kiev Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2023 
    Family ID F6447  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "Svyatoslav remained a pagan, saying that if he converted, 'My men would laugh at that.' He is the first Kievan ruler of the line to have a purely Slavic name and be given a proper history in the chronicle, yet much of this must have come from oral tradition. He set out to expand his realm by conquest and thought of moving his capital to Pereyaslavets on the Danube, but after a lengthy campaign against the Byzantines he was ambushed and killed in 972 by the Pechenegs, who are said to have made a drinking up out of his skull." ["Ryurik and the First Ryurikids", citation details below.]

  • Sources 
    1. [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.

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