Ingeborg of Kiev

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Ingeborg of Kiev
Spouse Canute Lavard
Issue Margaret Hvitaledr
Christine, Queen of Norway
Catherine, Duchess of Mecklenburg
Valdemar I of Denmark
House Rurik dynasty (by birth)
House of Estridsen (by marriage)
Father Mstislav I of Kiev
Mother Christina Ingesdotter of Sweden

Ingeborg Mstislavna of Kiev (fl. 1137) was a Ruthenian princess, married to the Danish prince Canute Lavard of Jutland.

She was the daughter of Grand Prince Mstislav I of Kiev and Christina Ingesdotter of Sweden and was in about 1116 married to Canute in a marriage arranged by her maternal aunt, the Danish queen Margaret Fredkulla. In 1130, she tried to prevent Canute from going to the gathering where he was to be murdered, but without success. She gave birth to their son, Valdemar I of Denmark, posthumously in January 1131. In 1137, she refused to support the suggestion of Christiern Svendsen to proclaim her son monarch after the death of Erik Emune. Ingeborg is not mentioned after this, and the date of her birth and death are unknown.



  • Ingeborg i Carl Frederik Bricka, Dansk biografisk Lexikon (första utgåvan, 1894)