Malusha

Female (0944) - (1002)


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  • Name Malusha  
    Born (0944)  (Kiev, Ukraine) Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died (1002) 
    Person ID I51057  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2018 

    Family Sviatoslav, I, Grand Prince of Kiev,   b. ~0941, Kiev, Ukraine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 0972, Khortytsia, Dnieper, Ukraine Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 30 years) 
    Married Y  [1, 2
    Children 
     1. Vladimir, Czar of Russia,   b. 0956, Kiev, Ukraine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1015, Kiev, Ukraine Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years)
     2. Oleg
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F19009  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • Malusha/Malfrida[1][2] (Old Ruthenian: ?????a, Old Norse: Mâalfrâișr)[3] historically is known as a servant (kholopka) for Olga of Kiev and wife of Sviatoslav I of Kiev. According to Slavonic chronicles, she was the mother of Vladimir the Great and sister of Dobrynya. The Norse sagas describe Vladimir's mother as a prophetess who lived to the age of 100 and was brought from her cave to the palace to predict the future. Malusha monuments in Korosten, Ukraine, with her young son Vladimir.[1]

      Origin
      As the chronicles are silent on the subject of Malusha's pedigree, 19th-century Russian and Ukrainian historians devised various theories to explain her parentage and name.

      Alexei Shakhmatov considered Malusha to be the daughter of Mstisha Sveneldovich, son of Sveneld, a Varangian warlord. He believed that the name Malusha was a slavinized version of a Scandinavian name Malfried.[4] In this case, Malusha was of Norse origin.[5] The Primary Chronicle records that a certain Malfried died in 1000. This record follows that of Rogneda's death. Since Rogneda was Vladimir's wife, historians assume that Malfried was another close relative of the ruling prince, preferably his wife or mother.

      The anti-Normanist historian Dmitry Ilovaisky managed to draw an opposite conclusion: that the Slavic name Malusha was turned into a Scandinavian Malfried. This claim received no wider support. Dmitry Prozorovsky believed that Malusha was the daughter of Mal, a Drevlyan leader.[6] The same one that wanted to marry Olga of Kiev after she became a widow.[7]

      References
      Vladimir Plougin: Russian Intelligence Services: The Early Years, 9th-11th Centuries, Algora Publ., 2000
      History of Ukraine-Rus': From prehistory to the eleventh century, Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies Press, 1997
      Mâalfrâișr nordicnames.de
      Vladimir Plougin: Russian Intelligence Services: The Early Years, 9th-11th Centuries, Algora Publ., 2000
      Harvard Ukrainian studies, Volumer 12-13, Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute, 1990
      ?. ?. ???????. ?????? ??????? ? ?????????? ????????? ? ???????????? ?????. ISBN 9785860075351. Page 90.
      Dixon-Kennedy, Mike (1998). Encyclopedia of Russian and Slavic Myth and Legend. Santa Barbara: ABC-Clio. p. 210. ISBN 1-57607-063-8.

      end of biography [1]

  • Sources 
    1. [S12459] "Malusha", Biography, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malusha, abstracted by David A. Hennessee, info@classroomfurniture.c.

    2. [S12447] "Sviatoslav I of Kiev", Biography, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sviatoslav_I_of_Kiev, by David A. Hennessee, info@class.