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Rurik The Viking, Grand Duke of Novgorod*[1]

Male Abt 830 - 879  (~ 49 years)


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  • Name Rurik The Viking 
    Suffix Grand Duke of Novgorod* 
    Born Abt 830  Denmark or Sweden ? (The "Rus") - aka Riurik Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    • Rurik - a red-headed Viking - thus called the RUS (red) was probably born in Denmark.  Son of King Haarik, Rurik  Led the invasion into what became "RUS-SIA." (or land of the Red).  In Henrikson's Chronicles, he states "According to the Russian Nestor chronicle in 862, a prince named Rurik came from the other side of the (North) sea, and founded a kingdom with Novgorod as its center. Two of his companions, Askild and Dir, continued southward to Kiev and settled there, after which they made an unsuccessful expedition to Constantinople.  this chronicle, which calls Rurik's people the RUS (The Reds), and the invading Vikings VARJAGER, claims that the invaders originated the RUSSIAN (The RUS) empire."  (Webster's Biog. Dict. = Rurik or Ryurik d. 879 AD reputed founder of the Russian empire, said to have been a Scandinavian chief who conquered Novogorod ca 862.  The house of Rurik was a Russian royal family, all descended from Rurik.  Extinct in 1598. - page 1292.)
    Gender Male 
    Died 879  Rus-sia (1st Csar of Rus-sia) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Rurik, the Dane, and a Viking, entered what became Russia in 850. He made himself ruler of Kiev. And became ancestor to many of the royal houses of Europe.  Known as the "Rus" (red-headed), he was the founder of Kiev, and the beginning of "RUS-SIA."  - "Reputed founder of the Russian Empire; said to be a Scandinavia chief who conquered Novogorod about 862.  Established himself as Grand Prince of Novogorod.  The "house of Rurik" was Russian Royal Family, which became extinct with the death of Fedor Ivanovich in 1598.
          Later, about 1115, a monk named Nestor, composed a chronicle on the Viking Rurik from Roslagen and his descendants.  This account is said to be the only source of information concerning the origins of the Russian empire, and considered by some historians not to be entirely credible.  Although other Viking Sagas bear out the beginnings. (Nestor (1056-1114) Russian monk and chronicler, in monastery at Kiev from 1073.  Reputed first author of Russian chronicle of a national character. Websters Biog. Dict.)
    Person ID I18919  mykindred
    Last Modified Feb 13, 2003 

    Father King Haarik Godfredsson of Denmark, Viking King",   b. Abt 800, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 854, Denmark Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years) 
    Family ID F9500  Group Sheet

    Children 
    +1. Prince Igor of Kiev, Grand Duke of Kiev*,   b. Abt 878, Kiev (Russia) - son of Rurik the Viking Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 945, Drevliane Russia (Grand Prince of Kiev) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years)
    Family ID F6689  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S580] Gedcom - Rein-Shwayder, Carol.

    2. [S303] Rurik, the Viking: Webster's Biographical Diction.

    3. [S306] Henrikson, Alf - "Through the Ages".



  
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