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Yaroslav the Wise
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(Mudry; c. 978 – Feb 20, 1054), son of St. Vladimir the Great. As vice-regent of Novgorod, in 1019 he expelled his elder brother Svyatopolk from Kiev; in 1036, after the death of his younger brother Mstislav of Chernigov and Tumutarakan, he became sole ruler of the Kievan Rus’ empire, which experienced its golden age under him. He expanded his capital after the model of Constantinople; among other building projects, he oversaw the building of the stone Cathedral of St. Sophia in Kiev betwee…

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Hauptmann, Peter, “Yaroslav the Wise”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 21 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_10750>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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