Ingigerd Olofsdottir, Princess of Sweden

Female 1001 - 1050  (~ 48 years)


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  • Name Ingigerd Olofsdottir 
    Suffix Princess of Sweden 
    Born ~1001  Sigtuna, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Female 
    Also Known As Ingrid Olafsdottir  [5
    Also Known As St. Anna  [2
    Died 10 Feb 1050  Kiev, Ukraine Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4
    Person ID I51039  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 13 Mar 2018 

    Father Olof Skotkonung, King of Sweden,   b. ~0980, (Sweden) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1022, (Sweden) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 41 years) 
    Mother Estrid of the Obotrites, Queen of Sweden,   b. ~0979, (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. (Sweden) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married (Sweden) Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F19026  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Yaroslav, I, Czar of Russia,   b. 0976, Kiev, Ukraine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1054, Kiev, Ukraine Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years) 
    Married 1019  Uppsala, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4, 5, 6
    Children 
     1. Vladimir of Novgorod,   b. 1020, Novgorod, Ukraine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Oct 1052, Novgorod, Ukraine Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)
     2. Anna Agnesa Yaraslavno, Queen of France,   b. 0___ 1036, Kiev, Ukraine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Sep 1075, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years)
    Last Modified 20 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F18999  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - ~1001 - Sigtuna, Sweden Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1019 - Uppsala, Sweden Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Feb 1050 - Kiev, Ukraine Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Ingegerd Olofsdotter of Sweden, also known as Irene, Anna and St. Anna (1001 – 10 February 1050), was a Swedish princess and a Grand Princess of Kiev. She was the daughter of Swedish King Olof Skčotkonung and Estrid of the Obotrites and the consort of Yaroslav I the Wise of Kiev.

      Ingegerd or St. Anna is often confused with the mother of St. Vladimir “the Enlightener” of the Rus. This is mainly because Ingegerd and Yaroslav also had a son named Vladimir. However, St. Vladimir was the father of Ingegerd’s husband Yaroslav I “the Wise”, thus making her St. Vladimir’s daughter-in-law. St. Vladimir was the son of Sviatoslav and Malusha.

      Biography

      11th-century fresco of the St. Sophia Cathedral in Kiev representing the daughters of Ingegerd and Yaroslav I, with Anna probably being the youngest. Other daughters were Anastasia wife of Andrew I of Hungary, Elizabeth wife of Harald III of Norway, and perhaps Agatha wife of Edward the Exile.
      Ingegerd was born in Sigtuna,[citation needed] Sweden. She was engaged to be married to Norwegian King Olaf II, but when Sweden and Norway got into a feud, Swedish King Olof Skčotkonung would no longer allow for the marriage to take place.

      Instead, Ingegerd's father quickly arranged for a marriage to the powerful Yaroslav I the Wise of Novgorod.[1] The marriage took place in 1019.[1] Once in Kiev, she changed her name to the Greek Irene. According to several sagas, she was given as a marriage gift Ladoga and adjacent lands, which later received the name Ingria, arguably a corruption of Ingegerd's name. She placed her friend, jarl Ragnvald Ulfsson, to rule in her stead.

      Ingegerd initiated the building of the Saint Sophia's Cathedral in Kiev that was supervised by her husband.[citation needed] She also initiated the construction of the Cathedral of St. Sophia in Novgorod. They had six sons and four daughters, the latter of whom became Queens of France, Hungary, Norway, and (arguably) England. The whole family is depicted in one of the frescoes of the Saint Sophia.

      Death and burial

      Ingegerd died on 10 February 1050. Upon her death, according to different sources, Ingegerd was buried in either Saint Sophia's Cathedral in Kyiv or Cathedral of St. Sophia in Novgorod.

      Sainthood

      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:

      And 4 stichera, in Tone I: Spec. Mel.: Joy of the ranks of heaven

      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.

      Children

      Ingegerd had the following children

      Elisiv of Kiev, queen of Norway
      Anastasia of Kiev, queen of Hungary
      Anne of Kiev, queen of France
      (possibly) Agatha, wife of Edward the Exile
      Vladimir of Novgorod
      Iziaslav
      Sviatoslav
      Vsevolod
      Igor Yaroslavich [2]

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