July 15 – Vladimir the Great; Bonaventure

Vladimir the Great (ca. 958–1015) was the youngest and most illegitimate of the three sons of Prince Svyatoslav of Kiev, pagan son of Christian Princess Olga (Jul 11). After Svyasha’s death, his principality was split between his three sons. When middle son Oleg was killed by eldest son Yaropolk, Vlad slipped off to Norway and,… Continue reading July 15 – Vladimir the Great; Bonaventure