Who's Who in the Viking Age
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Igor of Kiev

NameIgor I
Born probably late ninth-early tenth century, died around 944.
FamilyRurikid Dynasty.
His father is Rurik, but his mother is unknown.
Married Olga (c. 930).
They had one child, Sviatoslav.
Life879, Igor is still a young child when Rurik dies according to the Russian Primary Chronicle.
912 or 930?, succeeded Oleg as ruler of Kiev. This is still a hotly debated topic in academia.
941, lays siege to Byzantium. Loses the fight.
944, lays siege to Byzantium a second time. Loses again.
945, signs a treaty with Byzantine emperor Constantine VII. Igor is rather brutally murdered this year.
Sources: Britannica, FMG

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