Malmfred Mstislavna of Kiev was born 1105 to Mstislav I Vladimirovich of Kiev (1076-1132) and Christina Ingesdotter of Sweden (c1080-1122) . She married Sigurd I of Norway (c1090-1130) . She married Eric II of Denmark (c1090-1137) . Ancestors are from Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Sweden, the Byzantine Empire.

Malmfred (Malmfrida) Mstislavna of Kiev (between 1095 and 1102 – d. after 1137), was a Russian princess and a medieval Norwegian and Danish queen consort, wife first to King Sigurd I of Norway (c1090-1130) and second to king Eric II of Denmark (c1090-1137).


Malmfred was born to Grand Prince Mstislav I of Kiev and Princess Christina Ingesdotter of Sweden, paternal granddaughter of Gytha of Wessex and maternal granddaughter of King Inge the Elder of Sweden. She was born between 1095 and 1102.[1]

Snorre Sturlasson called her Malmfred Haraldsdotter of Holmgard, which was a Norwegian version of her name. Her sister, Ingeborg of Kiev, was married to the Danish Prince Canute Lavard. Malmfred was married to Sigurd between 1116 and 1120. She had a daughter, Kristin Sigurdsdatter, mother of king Magnus V of Norway. Tradition says that the marriage was unhappy. Her husband repudiated her in 1128 and remarried Cecilia.

In 1130, her ex-husband's illegitimate son became king, and she left for Denmark, where she married Prince Erik Emune. In 1131, she arranged the marriage between her former stepson Magnus IV of Norway and her sister's daughter, Princess Christine of Denmark; they were married in 1133. Christine's husband, King Magnus, supported the struggle of Malmfrid, Erik and Christine's father, Canute, against King Niels of Denmark. In 1133, Erik and Malmfrid fled Denmark for Norway and the protection of Magnus. After Queen Christine, however, found out that Magnus had plans to betray them, she warned them. Erik and Malmfrid then allied themselwes with the rival of King Magnus, King Harald IV Gille of Norway. King Magnus then separated from Queen Christine.

In 1134, Eric became king, and she Queen of Denmark. She had no more children. In 1137, her second husband was murdered. Malmfred is not mentioned after this date.



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  • Norsk biografisk leksikon
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Malmfred Mstislavna of Kiev (c1105-c1140)
Born: 1105 Died: after 1137
Royal titles
Preceded by
Ingebjørg Guttormsdatter
Queen consort of Norway
Succeeded by
Christine of Denmark
Preceded by
Queen consort of Denmark
Succeeded by
Lutgard of Salzwedel

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Offspring of Mstislav I Vladimirovich of Kiev
(Мстислав Владимирович Великий, Великий князь Киевский) and Christina Ingesdotter of Sweden (c1080-1122)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Maria Mstislavna of Kiev (c1108-c1155) 1108 1155 Vsevolod II Olgovich of Kiev (1094-1146)

Izyaslav II Mstislavich of Kiev (c1097-1154) 1097 13 November 1154 Agnes of the Holy Roman Empire (c1116-1151)

Rostislav Mstislavich of Kiev (c1110-1167) 1110 14 March 1167
Rogneda Mstislavna of Kiev (c1112-c1159) 1112 1159 Yaroslav Svyatopolkovich of Volhynia (c1091-1123)

Vsevolod Mstislavich of Pskov (c1095-1138) 1095 Veliky Novgorod, Novgorod Oblast, Russia February 1138 Pskov, Pskov Oblast, Russia Unnamed daughter of Svyatoslav Davydovich (c1103-c1160)

Svyatopolk Mstislavich of Volhynia (c1115-1154) 1115 20 February 1154 Eufimia of Olomouc (1115-c1170)

Kseniya Mstislavna of Kiev (c1118-c1160)
Ingeborg Mstislavna of Kiev (c1100-c1145) 1100 1140 Knud Lavard (1096-1131)

Malmfred Mstislavna of Kiev (c1105-c1140) 1105 Sigurd I of Norway (c1090-1130)
Eric II of Denmark (c1090-1137)

Evpraksiya Mstislavna of Kiev (c1102-c1135) 1102 1140 Alexios Komnenos (1106-1142)

Offspring of Mstislav I Vladimirovich of Kiev
(Мстислав Владимирович Великий, Великий князь Киевский) and Lyubava Dmitriyevna (c1104-c1170)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Vladimir III Mstislavich of Kiev (1132-1171) 1132 30 May 1171 Unnamed daughter of Beloš (c1130-c1190)

Yaropolk Mstislavich of Porossk (c1131-1149) 1131 1149
Euphrosyne Mstislavna of Kiev (1130-1193) 1130 1193 Géza II of Hungary (c1130-1162)


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