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  • ID: I50195
  • Name: Rognald of Polotsk
  • Prefix: Prince
  • Sex: M
  • Death: 978
  • Residence: Polotsk, Byelorussia
  • Occupation: A Norman prince of Polotsk.
  • Cause: Killed by his son in law
  • Note:

    Rognald was apparently the last non-Rurikid (i.e. Viking) prince of Polotzk and he is father of Rogneide of Polotzk. From the Great Soviet Encyclopedia: "Prince Vladimir Sviatoslavich [of Keiv] conquered the principality [of Polotsk] at the end of the 10th century, killing the Polotskian Prince Rogvolod [and marrying Rognald/Rogvolod's daughter, Rogneide].
    Rogvolod (Russian: ????????, Rogvolod; Belarusian: ????????, Rahva?od) (c. 920 ? 978) was first chronicled prince of Polatsk (945?978). In the Russian Primary Chronicle, he is known as ??????????, probably a slavicized version of the Old Norse name Ragnvald. He came from overseas (i.e., from Scandinavia) and established himself at Polatsk in the mid-10th century. According to the Russian Primary Chronicle, Vladimir the Great sought an alliance with him in 980 by marrying his daughter Rogneda, but she insultingly refused, prompting Vladimir to attack Rogvolod and his sons and kill them, after which he forcibly took Rogneda as his wife.
  • _UID: E59752D4F3DC4C78A56BB5E61F51DE90BEFD
  • Change Date: 2 JAN 2012

    Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown
      1. Has Children Rogneide of Polotsk
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