Yaroslav the Wise

Yaroslav the Wise, Grand Prince of Kiev and Novgorod.

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Yaroslav the Wise or Yaroslav I (c. 978 – 20 February 1054) was the Grand Prince of Kiev from 1019 until his death. He was also the Prince of Novgorod on three occasions, uniting the principalities for a time. Yaroslav's baptismal name was George (Old East Slavic: Гюрьгi, Gjurĭgì) after Saint George. A son of Vladimir the Great, the first Christian Prince of Kiev, Yaroslav acted as vice-regent of Novgorod at the time of his father's death in 1015.
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