Ingegerd Olofsdotter of Sweden 1 2
- Born: Abt 1001
- Marriage (1): Yaroslav I of Kiev in 1019
- Died: 10 Feb 1050 about age 49
Other names for Ingegerd were Ingigerd of Sweden and Irina Olofsdotter.
Possibly not the mother of Agatha, the wife of Edward the Exile.
From Wikipedia - Ingegerd Olofsdotter of Sweden :
Princess Ingegerd Olofsdotter of Sweden (1001 - 10 February 1050 ) was a Swedish princess and a Grand Princess of Kiev, the daughter of Swedish King Olof Skötkonung and Estrid of the Obotrites and the consort of Yaroslav I the Wise of Kiev.
Ingegerd was born in Sigtuna ,[citation needed ] Sweden, and was engaged to be married to Norwegian King Olaf II , but when Sweden and Norway got into a feud, Swedish King Olof Skötkonung wouldn't allow for the marriage to happen.
Instead, Ingegard's father quickly arranged for a marriage to the powerful Yaroslav I the Wise of Novgorod . The marriage took place in 1019. Once in Kiev , her name was changed to the Greek Irene. According to several sagas , she was given as a marriage gift Ladoga and adjacent lands, which later received the name Ingria (arguably a corruption of Ingegerd's name). She set her friend jarl Ragnvald Ulfsson to rule in her stead.
Ingegard initiated the building of the Saint Sophia Cathedral in Kiev that was supervised by her husband, who styled himself tsar . They had six sons and four daughters, the latter of whom became Queens of France , Hungary , Norway , and (arguably) England . The whole family is depicted in one of the frescoes of the Saint Sophia. Upon her death, Ingegard was buried in the same cathedral.
Ingegerd-Irene is sometimes confused with Yaroslav's first wife, whose name was Anna and who was later declared a local saint in Novgorod because of her initiative to build the local version of the Saint Sophia . Her remains were exhumed in the 1930s and examined by Soviet scientists who determined that they belonged to a young woman rather than to Ingigerd, who died at the age of fifty or so.
Ingegerd had the following children
Elisiv of Kiev , queen of Norway
Anastasia of Kiev , queen of Hungary
Anne of Kiev , queen of France
(Disputed) Agatha, wife of Edward the Exile
Vladimir of Novgorod
Igor of Volynia
Vyacheslav of Smolensk .
Ingegerd married Yaroslav I of Kiev, son of Vladimir I of Kiev and Unknown, in 1019. (Yaroslav I of Kiev was born about 978 and died on 20 Feb 1054 in Kiev, Ukraine.)