NameÁrpád Prince of Magyars
Birthabt 850, Pannonia
Death907, Obuda, Pest, Hungary
Misc. Notes
Árpád Dynasty

rulers of Hungary from the late 9th century until 1301, under whom the Hungarian nation was transformed from a confederation of Hungarian tribes into a powerful state of east-central Europe. The dynasty was named after Árpád
d. 907who was chosen by seven Hungarian tribes to lead them westward from their dwelling place on the Don River (889). Having crossed the Carpathian Mountains (c. 896), the Hungarians settled on the Pannonian, or Hungarian, Plain and for the next half century raided their neighbours and collected booty. But, after their defeat by Emperor Otto I (Battle of Lechfeld; Aug. 10, 955), they became less belligerent. During the reign of Géza (972-997), Árpád's great-grandson, they established cordial relations with the West and acknowledged the authority of their king before the authority of their chieftains.

chief of the Magyars, led the Magyar tribes into the Carpathian Basin. Ancestor of the Árpád House, the first royal dynasty in Hungarian history.
ChildrenZoltán (~896-949)
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