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Anne De Kiev

Anne De Kiev

Female 1036 - 1079  (43 years)

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  • Name Anne De Kiev 
    Born 1024/1036  Ukraine Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    History Source :
    "Anne of Kiev (or Anna Yaroslavna) (between 1024 and 1032\endash 1075) was the queen consort of France as the wife of Henry I, and regent for her son Philip I.
    Her parents were Yaroslav I the Wise and princess Ingegerd Olofsdotter of Sweden.

    Marriage and children
    After the death of his first wife, Matilda, King Henry searched the courts of Europe for a suitable bride, but could not locate a princess who was not related to him within illegal 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 19 May 1051.
    Anne is credited with bringing the name Philip to Western Europe. She imported this Greek name (Philippos, from philos and hippos, meaning "the one that love horses") from her Eastern Orthodox culture.

    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 Flanders. 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 III 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 II, 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 [not proved] and her obits were celebrated on 5 September."  [1
    Died 1076/1079  France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I193  Ellie Wood Keith
    Last Modified 12 May 2017 

    Family Roi Henri I De France,   b. 4 May, 1008, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug, 1060, Vitry-Aux-Loges, Centre, France, age 52 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    +1. Roi Phillippe I De France,   b. 1052,   d. 30 Jul, 1108, Chateau de melun, Ile-de-France, France, age 56 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
    Last Modified 12 May 2017 
    Family ID F91  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Anne De Kiev
    Anne De Kiev

  • Sources 
    1. [S13] Genealogy-Knights from Continental Europe to England'Ireland, Patrick R. Knight, (http://knight-france.com/geneal/names/1336.htm).