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Géza of Hungary

Male Abt 940 - 997  (~ 57 years)

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  • Name Géza of Hungary 
    Born Abt 940  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 997  [1
    Person ID I3922  Ancestry of PNH & TNH
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2018 

    Father Taksony, Prince of Hungary,   d. 972 
    Mother (Unknown Khazar, Pecheneg, or Volga Bulgarian wife of Taksony of Hungary) 
    Family ID F435  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarolt,   b. Abt 950,   d. Abt 1008  (Age ~ 58 years) 
    +1. Grimelda of Hungary
    Last Modified 10 Jan 2018 19:07:42 
    Family ID F2351  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "Géza (c. 940 – 997), also Gejza, was Grand Prince of the Hungarians from the early 970s. He was the son of Grand Prince Taksony and his Oriental-Khazar, Pecheneg or Volga Bulgarian-wife. He married Sarolt, a daughter of an Orthodox Hungarian chieftain. After ascending the throne, Géza made peace with the Holy Roman Empire. Within Hungary, he consolidated his authority with extreme cruelty, according to the unanimous narration of nearly contemporaneous sources. He was the first Hungarian monarch to support Christian missionaries from Western Europe. Although he was baptised (his baptismal name was Stephen), his Christian faith remained shallow and continued to perform acts of pagan worship. He was succeeded by his son, Stephen who was crowned the first King of Hungary in 1000 or 1001." [Wikipedia]

  • Sources 
    1. [S160] Wikipedia.