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Rurik
Prince of Ladoga and Novgorod
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Rurik on the monument "Millennium of Russia"
Reign 862–879
Born c. 830
Died 879 (aged 48–49)
Place of death Novgorod, Kievan Rus
Successor Oleg
Children Igor
Dynasty Rurik

Rurik (also Riurik; Old East Slavic: Рюрикъ Rjurikŭ, from Old Norse Hrøríkʀ; Belarusian: Рурык; Russian, Ukrainian: Рюрик; c. 830–879), according to the 12th-century Primary Chronicle, was a Varangian chieftain of the Rus' who in the year 862 gained control of Ladoga, and built Novgorod in the same year. This legendary figure was considered by later rulers to be the founder of the Rurik dynasty, which ruled the Kievan Rus' and its successor states, including the Kingdom of Ruthenia, the Principality of Tver, Grand Duchy of Vladimir, the Grand Duchy of Moscow, the Novgorod Republic and the Tsardom of Russia, until the 17th century.

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