Prince Yaroslav the Wise

Prince Yaroslav the Wise

Birth
Death 20 Feb 1054 (aged 75–76)
Kyyivs'ka, Ukraine
Burial Kiev, City of Kiev, Ukraine
Memorial ID 8070 · View Source
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Monarch of the Principality of Rus'. Son of Wladimir I, he became Grand Prince after years of bloody family feuds ended with the death of his brother Svjatopolk I (1019). The years of controversy and civil wars had interrupted the commercial possibilities of the Principality and therefore he undertook an attempt to conquer Constantinople (1043) as a way of access to the Mediterranean which ended with a treaty of exchanges with the Ottomans and with a thirty-year respite (1046). According to some historians he was a very balanced man, enough to deserve the nickname of Yaroslav the Wise. Numerous were his initiatives to improve the conditions of his Kingdom, including building growth and architectural improvement, judicial reform, commercial development which extended throughout Europe. With his death (1054) began the decline of Kiev to the benefit of the Principality of Muscovy.

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  • Added: 7 Jan 2000
  • Find a Grave Memorial 8070
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Prince Yaroslav the Wise (c.978–20 Feb 1054), Find a Grave Memorial no. 8070, citing Saint Sophia's Cathedral, Kiev, City of Kiev, Ukraine ; Maintained by Find A Grave .