Learn more about Sweden’s first female Saint. Princess Ingegerd, later known as St Anna of Novgorod, left Sweden to marry Yaroslav the Wise, Grand Prince of Kiev, in 1016. She was the daughter of Swedish King Olof Skötkonung, the "All-Christian King," who founded Sigtuna. She is perhaps best known as the mother of Grand Prince Vladimir, the Enlightener of Rus, and of Vsevolod of Pereyaslavl, himself the father of Vladimir Monomakh and progenitor of the Princes of Moscow. Her daughters were Queen Anne of France, Queen Maria of Hungary, and Queen Elizabeth of Norway.
Saint Anna’s day in Sigtuna is a day filled with seminars, Russian music and food.