Maria Dobroniega of KIEV

Maria Dobroniega of KIEV


Type Value Date Place Sources
Name Maria Dobroniega of KIEV
Name Dobronega Mariya Vladimirovna of KIEV
Occupation Ducal Consort of Poland point in time between 1040 and 1058


Type Date Place Sources
birth about 1012 Kiev, Ukraine search of this place
death 13. December 1087 Cracow (Krakow), Poland search of this place
marriage about 1040

Spouses and Children

Marriage Spouse Children
about 1040
Casimer I 'the Restorer' Piast (Duke) of POLAND

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Maria Dobroniega of Kiev (b. aft. 1012[1] - d. 1087), was a Kievian Rus princess of the Rurikid dynasty and by marriage Duchess of Poland. Life Family She was one of the younger children of Vladimir I, Grand Prince of Kiev. The identity of her mother is disputed among historians and web sources. Grand Prince Vladimir I had married seven times and had fathered many children, legitimate and illegitimate. Anna Porphyrogeneta, his sixth wife, is known to have predeceased Vladimir by four years. Chronicle Thietmar of Merseburg, writing from contemporary accounts, mentions that Boleslaw I of Poland captured Vladimir I's widow during his raid on Kiev in 1018. The historians long had no clue as to identity of this wife. The emigre historian Nicholas Baumgarten, however, pointed to the controversial record of the "Genealogia Welforum" and the "Historia Welforum Weingartensis" that one daughter of Count Kuno von Oenningen (future Duke Konrad I of Swabia) by "filia Ottonis Magni imperatoris" (Otto the Great's daughter; possibly Rechlinda Otona [Regelindis], claimed by some as illegitimate daughter and by others legitimate, born from his first marriage with Edith of England) married "rex Rugorum" (King of Rus). He interpreted this evidence as pertaining to Vladimir I's last wife. This woman is a possible identity for Maria's mother. Marriage Maria married around 1040 to Casimir I the Restorer, Duke of Poland. This marriage helped Casimir to gain support in his reclaim over the Polish throne. Casimir had attempted to seize the throne twice before, both times he failed. With the support of Maria's brother, Yaroslav I the Wise, Casimir was able to make a successful claim. The couple had five children:[2] Boleslaw II the Bold (b. ca. 1043 - d. 2/3 April 1081/82). Wladyslaw I Herman (b. ca. 1044 - d. 4 June 1102) Mieszko (b. 16 April 1045 - d. 28 January 1065). Otto (b. ca. 1046 - d. 1048). Swietoslawa (b. ca. 1048 - d. 1 September 1126), married ca. 1062 to Duke (and since 1085 King) Vratislaus II of Bohemia. Maria's husband died on 28 November 1058. Her sixteen-year-old son, Boleslaw, became King of Poland. Boleslaw II is considered one of the most capable of the Piast rulers; however, he was deposed and expelled from the country in 1079. Boleslaw II died two years later, in 1081. Maria survive her son six years and died in 1087, aged seventy-seven or seventy-six. References Jump up ^ Marek, Miroslav. "Complete Genealogy of the House of Piast". Genealogy.EU.[self-published source][better source needed] Jump up ^ RUSSIA, RURIKID From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Another version: Maria Dobroniega of Kiev (b. aft. 1012 - d. 1087), was a Kievian Rus princess of the Rurikid dynasty and by marriage Duchess of Poland. Kievan Rus was founded c.860 by Rurik, a Scandinavian Varangian. He founded the Rurikovich dynasty that would rule Russia for the next 800 years. Rurik's capital was the northern city of Novgorod, his successor Oleg relocated the capital to Kiev. While the early rulers of Rus were Scandinavians, they gradually merged with the local population and became Russians. Still, in the 11th century, Yaroslav, (called Jarisleif in Scandinavian chronicles) maintained the dynastic links and married a Swedish princess and gave asylum to king Olaf of Norway. The unity of Kievan Rus gradually declined, and was all but gone by 1132. After that period Kievan Rus shattered into a number of smaller states all of which contested for the throne of Kiev. Kievan Rus was finally destroyed by the Mongols in 1240, but the Rurikovich line persisted and ruled Moscow until the early seventeenth century.


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