Anna Porphyrogenita

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Anna Porphyrogenita

Russian: Княгиня Киевская Анна, Византийская, Greek: Άννα
Also Known As: "Anna af Grækenland"
Birthdate: (48)
Birthplace: Constantinople, purple chamber of the Byzantine Emperor's Palace., Byzantine Empire
Death: 1011 (47)
Киев, Киевское Княжество
Place of Burial: Киев, Киевское Княжество
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Romanos II, Byzantine Emperor and Theophano
Wife of Владимир Святославич and Vladimir the Great, Grand Prince of Kiev
Mother of Доброгнева Владимировна; Rogneda Rurikid, of Kiev and Theofana
Sister of Basilus II Lecapenus Byzantine Emperor; Constantine VIII, Eastern Roman Emperor and Basil II

Occupation: Östromersk Prinsessa, Princess of BYZANTIUM, Bysantin keisarin sisar
Managed by: Henn Sarv
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About Anna Porphyrogenita

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Anna Porphyrogeneta, daughter of Emperor Romanos II and Theophano, was the only princess of the Makedones to have been married to a foreigner. The Byzantine emperors regarded the Franks and Russians as barbarians, refusing Hugues Capet's proposals to marry Anna to his son Robert I, so the Baptism of Kievan Rus was a prerequisite for this marriage. Following the wedding, Vladimir is said to have divorced all his pagan wives, although this claim is disputed. Regarded by later Russians as a saint, Anna was interred with her husband in the Church of the Tithes....

There is also a case for Yaroslav's descent from Anna. According to this theory, Nestor the Chronicler deliberately represented Yaroslav as Rogneda's son, because he systematically removed all information concerning Kievan ties with Byzantium, spawning pro-Varangian bias (see Normanist theory for details). Proponents allege that Yaroslav's true age was falsified by Nestor, who attempted to represent him as 10 years older than he actually had been, in order to justify Yaroslav's seizure of the throne at the expense of his older brothers.

The Primary Chronicle, for instance, states that Yaroslav died at the age of 76 in 1054 (thus putting his birth at 978), while dating Vladimir's encounter and marriage to Yaroslav's purported mother, Rogneda, to 980. Elsewhere, speaking about Yaroslav's rule in Novgorod (1016), Nestor says that Yaroslav was 28, thus putting his birth at 988. The forensic analysis of Yaroslav's skeleton seems to have confirmed these suspicions, estimating Yaroslav's birth at ca. 988-990, after both the Baptism of Kievan Rus and Vladimir's divorce of Rogneda. Consequently, it is assumed that Yaroslav was either Vladimir's natural son born after the latter's baptism or his son by Anna.

Had Yaroslav an imperial Byzantine descent, he likely would not have stinted to advertise it. Some have seen the willingness of European kings to marry Yaroslav's daughters as an indication of this imperial descent. Subsequent Polish chroniclers and historians, in particular, were eager to view Yaroslav as Anna's son. Recent proponents invoke onomastic arguments, which have often proven decisive in the matters of medieval prosopography. It is curious that Yaroslav named his elder son Vladimir (after his own father) and his eldest daughter Anna (as if after his own mother). Also, there is a certain pattern in his sons having Slavic names (as Vladimir), and his daughters having Greek names only (as Anna). However, in the absence of better sources, Anna's maternity remains a pure speculation.


Arlogia's mother could be Anna Lekapene of Byzantine - sources needed.


Children of Milolika Prinsessa av Bulgarien och St Vladimir storfursten i Kiev är:

Boris Vladimirovitj David Duke of Rostov föddes 0982 i Rostov, Yaroslavl, Ryssland, och dog 25 juli, 1015.

Gleb Roman Vladimirovitj hertig av Murom föddes 0983 i Murom, Vladimir, Ryssland, och dog 5 augusti 1015.

Stanslav Vladimirovitj hertig av Smolensk föddes 0984 i Smolensk, Ryssland, och dog 1015.

Pozvizd Vladimirovitj hertig av Vladimir Volynsk föddes 0985 i Vladimir, Volynskij, Volyn, Ukraina, och dog 1015. 
Sudislav Vladimirovitj Duke of Pskov föddes 0986 i Psovk, Ryssland, och dog 1063. 

Anna Porphyrogeneta

Anna Porphyrogeneta, daughter of Emperor Romanos II and Theophano, was the only princess of the Makedones to have been married to a foreigner. The Byzantine emperors regarded the Franks and Russians as barbarians, refusing Hugues Capet's proposals to marry Anna to his son Robert I, so the Baptism of Kievan Rus was a prerequisite for this marriage. Following the wedding, Vladimir is said to have divorced all his pagan wives, although this claim is disputed. Regarded by later Russians as a saint, Anna was interred with her husband in the Church of the Tithes.

Anna is not known to have had any children. Either her possible barrenness or the Byzantine house rule could account for this. Had she had any progeny, the prestigious and much sought imperial parentage would have certainly been advertised by her descendants. Hagiographic sources, contrary to the Primary Chronicle, posit Boris and Gleb as her offspring, on the understanding that holy brothers should have had a holy mother.


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o Theofana, a wife of Novgorod posadnik Ostromir, a grandson of semi-legendary Dobrynya (highly doubtful is the fact of her being Anna's offspring)

Greek wife

During his unruly youth, Vladimir begot his eldest son, Sviatopolk, relations with whom would cloud his declining years. His mother was a Greek nun captured by Svyatoslav I in Bulgaria and married to his lawful heir Yaropolk I. Russian historian Vasily Tatischev, invariably erring in the matters of onomastics, gives her the fanciful Roman name of Julia. When Yaropolk was murdered by Vladimir's agents, the new sovereign raped his wife and she soon (some[who?] would say, too soon) gave birth to a child. Thus, Sviatopolk was probably the eldest of Vladimir's sons, although the issue of his parentage has been questioned and he has been known in the family as "the son of two fathers"




Anna Porphyrogenita (Greek: Άννα Πορφυρογέννητη, Russian: Анна Византийская, Ukrainian: Анна Порфірогенета; 13 March 963 – 1011) was a Grand Princess consort of Kiev; she was married to Grand Prince Vladimir the Great.

Anna was the daughter of Byzantine Emperor Romanos II and the Empress Theophano. She was also the sister of Emperors Basil II Bulgaroktonos (The Bulgar-Slayer) and Constantine VIII. Anna was a Porphyrogenita, a legitimate daughter born in the special purple chamber of the Byzantine Emperor's Palace. Anna's hand was considered such a prize that some theorize that Vladimir became Christian just to marry her.

Anna did not wish to marry Vladimir and expressed deep distress on her way to her wedding. Grand Prince Vladimir was impressed by Byzantine religious practices; this factor, along with his marriage to Anna, led to his decision to convert to Eastern Christianity. Due to these two factors, Grand Prince Vladimir also began Christianizing his kingdom. By marriage to Grand Prince Vladimir, Anna became Grand Princess of Kiev, but in practice, she was referred to as Queen or Czarina, probably as a sign of her membership of the Imperial Byzantine House. Anna participated actively in the Christianization of Rus: she acted as the religious adviser of Vladimir and founded a few convents and churches herself. It is not known whether she was the biological mother of any of Vladimir's children, although some scholars have pointed to evidence that she and Vladimir may have had as many as three children together.


Анна Порфірогенета (13 березня 963 — 1011) — візантійська царівна, донька імператора Романа II і сестра Василія II Болгаробійця, дружина київського князя Володимира I Великого.

Від шлюбу з Анною у Володимира I народилася дочка Марія Добронєга. Шлюбна церемонія відбулася 989 року після того, як військо Володимира здійснило похід у Крим і здобуло головне на півострові візантійське місто Корсунь, щоб змусити імператора Василія II виконати свою обіцянку видати сестру за великого київського князя — перед тим надісланий Володимиром 6-тисячний загін добірних воїнів допоміг Василію II придушити повстання проти нього на чолі з Вардою Фокою. Після здобуття Корсуня, за угодою з імператором Василієм II, Володимир охрестився і запровадив християнство в Київській Русі, а місто вернув Візантії як викуп за наречену.

З іменем Анни літописна традиція пов'язує поширення освіти, культури й храмового будівництва на Русі. Висловлювалася думка, ніби родинні зв'язки Анни з дружиною германського імператора Оттона II могли сприяти зближенню Русі з Германією. За дослідженнями д. і. н. Надії Нікітенко, про укладення династичного шлюбу Володимира і Анни розповідають знамениті світські фрески двох сходових веж Софії Київської, що ведуть на княжі хори. Цій дослідниці також належить побудована на її студіях науково-популярна книжка «От Царьграда до Киева: Анна Порфирородная. Мудрый или Окаянный?» (Киев, 2012. — 323 с.)

Була похована в Десятинній церкві Києва.

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