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

Male circa 830 - 879  (~ 49 years)

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  • Name Rurik The Viking 
    Suffix Grand Duke of Novgorod*
    Born circa 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 bo
      rn in Denmark.  Son of King Haarik, Rurik  Led the invasion into what b
      ecame "RUS-SIA." (or land of the Red).  In Henrikson's Chronicles, he s
      tates "According to the Russian Nestor chronicle in 862, a prince named R
      urik came from the other side of the (North) sea, and founded a kingdom w
      ith Novgorod as its center. Two of his companions, Askild and Dir, cont
      inued southward to Kiev and settled there, after which they made an uns
      uccessful expedition to Constantinople.  this chronicle, which calls Ru
      rik's people the RUS (The Reds), and the invading Vikings VARJAGER, cla
      ims that the invaders originated the RUSSIAN (The RUS) empire."  (Webst
      er's Biog. Dict. = Rurik or Ryurik d. 879 AD reputed founder of the Rus
      sian empire, said to have been a Scandinavian chief who conquered Novog
      orod ca 862.  The house of Rurik was a Russian royal family, all descen
      ded 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 

    • Rurik, the Dane, and a Viking, entered what became Russia in 850. He ma
      de himself ruler of Kiev. And became ancestor to many of the royal hous
      es of Europe.  Known as the "Rus" (red-headed), he was the founder of K
      iev, and the beginning of "RUS-SIA."  - "Reputed founder of the Russian E
      mpire; said to be a Scandinavia chief who conquered Novogorod about 862
      .  Established himself as Grand Prince of Novogorod.  The "house of Rur
      ik" was Russian Royal Family, which became extinct with the death of Fe
      dor Ivanovich in 1598.
          Later, about 1115, a monk named Nestor, composed a chronicle on the V
      iking Rurik from Roslagen and his descendants.  This account is said to b
      e the only source of information concerning the origins of the Russian e
      mpire, and considered by some historians not to be entirely credible.  A
      lthough other Viking Sagas bear out the beginnings. (Nestor (1056-1114) R
      ussian monk and chronicler, in monastery at Kiev from 1073.  Reputed fi
      rst author of Russian chronicle of a national character. Websters Biog. D

    Person ID I18919  mykindred
    Last Modified Feb 13, 2003 

    Father King Haarik Godfredsson of Denmark, Viking King"
    ,   b. circa 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  |  Family Chart

    +1. Prince Igor of Kiev, Grand Duke of Kiev* ,   b. circa 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  |  Family Chart

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

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

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