Yaroslavna,  Grand Duchess of Kiev Anna Agnesa

Yaroslavna, Grand Duchess of Kiev Anna Agnesa

Female 1036 - 1075  (39 years)

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  • Name Yaroslavna, Anna Agnesa  [1
    Title Grand Duchess of Kiev 
    Born 1036  Kiev, Ukraine Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Find A Grave Memorial 7645955 
    Died 5 Sep 1075  [1
    Buried La-Ferte-Alais, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Abbaye de Villiers
    Person ID I6552  Sullivan Burgess Family Tree | Charlemagne I Descendant, Ancestors of President Cleveland, Ancestors of President Fillmore, Ancestors of President Hayes
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 

    Father Yaroslav the Wise,   b. 978,   d. 20 Feb 1054  (Age 76 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Ingigarth, Ingegard,   b. 1004, Stockholm, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1050, Kiev, Ukraine Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F10932  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Henri I,   b. 4 May 1008, Reims, Champagne-Ardenne, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1060, Vitry, Loiret, Centre, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Married 19 May 1051  France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Philippe I,   b. 23 May 1052, Champagne, Dordogne, Aquitaine, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1108, Melun, Seine-et-Marne, Île-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)  [natural]
    +2. de Vermandois, Hugues,   b. Abt 1053, Vermandois, Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1102, Tarsus, Cilicie, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years)  [natural]
     3. Emma,   b. 1054, Reims, Champagne-Ardenne, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     4. Robert,   b. 1055, Reims, Champagne-Ardenne, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1060  (Age 5 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F2423  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1036 - Kiev, Ukraine Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 19 May 1051 - France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - La-Ferte-Alais, France Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Yaroslavna, Anna Agnesa
    Yaroslavna, Anna Agnesa
    Yaroslavna, Anna Agnesa Sign
    Yaroslavna, Anna Agnesa Sign
    Yaroslavna, Anna Agnesa Sign
    Yaroslavna, Anna Agnesa Sign

    Headstones
    Henri I Grave Stone
    Henri I Grave Stone
    Henri I Grave Stone
    Henri I Grave Stone

  • Notes 
    • Anne was born in Kiev between 1024 and 1032.

      After the death of his first Wife, Matilda of Frisia, King Henry searched the courts of Europe for a suitable bride, but could not locate a princess who was not related to him within legal degrees of kinship. At last he sent an embassy to distant Kiev, which returned with Anne (also called Agnes). Anne and Henry were married at the cathedral of Reims on May 19, 1051.

      A diploma signed by Anne and her son Philip in 1063.
      Anna could ride a horse, was knowledgeable in politics, and actively participated in governing France, especially after her Husband died. Many French documents bear her signature, written in old Slavic language ("??? ?????", that is, "Anna Regina", "Anna the Queen"). Pope Nicholas ll, who was greatly surprised with Anne's great political abilities, wrote her a letter:

      "Honorable lady, the fame of your virtues has reached our ears, and, with great joy, we hear that you are performing your royal duties at this very Christian state with commendable zeal and brilliant mind." Henry the First respected his Wife Anna so much that his many decrees bear the inscription "With the consent of my Wife Anna" and "In the presence of Queen Anna". French historians point out that there are no other cases in the French history, when Royal decrees bear such inscriptions.

      Anne is often credited with introducing the name "Philip" to royal families of Western Europe, as she bestowed it on her first son; she might have imported this Greek name (Philippos, from philos and hippos, meaning "loves horses") from her Eastern Orthodox culture.

      Regency

      For six years after Henry's death in 1060, she served as regent for Philip, who was only eight at the time. She was the first Queen of France to serve as regent. Her co-regent was Count Baldwin V of Flandre. Anne was a literate woman, rare for the time, but there was some opposition to her as regent on the grounds that her mastery of French was less than fluent.

      A year after the King's death, Anne, acting as regent, took a passionate fancy for Count Ralph lll of Valois, a man whose political ambition encouraged him to repudiate his Wife to marry Anne in 1062. Accused of adultery, Ralph's Wife appealed to Pope Alexander ll, who excommunicated the couple. The young King Philip forgave his mother, which was just as well, since he was to find himself in a very similar predicament in the 1090s. Ralph died in September 1074, at which time Anne returned to the French court. She died in 1075, was buried at Villiers Abbey, La Ferte-Alais, Essonne and her obits were celebrated on 5 September. All subsequent French kings were her progeny.

  • Sources 
    1. [S167] FindAGrave, (Name: www.findagrave.com;).
      Record for Anna Agnesa Yaroslavna