Askold A Varangian, Semi-legendary ruler of Kiev

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Askold A Varangian, Semi-legendary ruler of Kiev

Russian: Асколд A Varangian, Semi-legendary ruler of Kiev
Also Known As: "Haskuldr", "Höskuldr", "Асколд", "Аскольд", "Askold (Haskuldr/Hoskuldr) _? Ita- Suomi_"
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Birthplace: Sweden
Death: Died in Kyiv, Kyiv City, Kyiv city, Ukraine
Cause of death: Slain
Place of Burial: Kyiv, Kyiv City, Kyiv city, Ukraine
Immediate Family:

Husband of Mrs Askold Of Sweden
Father of Dir, Prince of Kiev; Синеус князь Белозерский and Трувор князь Кривицкий

Occupation: Semi-legendary ruler of Kiev, варяжки военачалник
Managed by: Justin Swanström
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About Askold A Varangian, Semi-legendary ruler of Kiev

Askold (Haskuldr in Old East Norse and Höskuldr in Old West Norse), according to the Primary Chronicle, was one of two of Rurik's men who ruled Kiev in the 870's. He might have been the same person as Dir, who is said to have been his co-ruler.

There is no evidence he was thought to be a son of Rurik. According to the Tale of Ragnar's Sons, Askold was the son of Hvitserk, and the grandson of Ragnar Lodbrok, a semi-legendary king of Sweden (ca. 770-785). Hvitserk was a contemporary of Rurik, and was said to have waged a war of conquest in Eastern Europe.

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Age 30
Kiev, Ukraine
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Age 45
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