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  • ID: I152850
  • Name: Laszlo (Ladislas) Arpad
  • Given Name: Laszlo (Ladislas)
  • Surname: Arpad
  • Prefix: King
  • Suffix: II
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: Abt 1132
  • Note:
    Sources for this Information:
    date: (1132) [Ref: ES II #154] 1132 [Ref: Louda RoyalFamEurope #88, Louda RoyalFamEurope #89], parents: [Ref: ES II #154, Louda RoyalFamEurope #88, Louda RoyalFamEurope #89], father: [Ref: Tapsell Dynasties p253]
  • Death: 14 Nov 1163
  • Note:
    Sources for this Information:
    date: [Ref: ES II #154] 1163 [Ref: Louda RoyalFamEurope #88, Tapsell Dynasties p253]
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  • _UID: B955280CC0AF4B16843AE8F37B6488768813
  • Change Date: 18 Mar 2013 at 11:39
  • Note:
    King of Hungary (1162-1163)

    Ladislaus II (Hungarian: II. László, Croatian: Ladislav II., Slovak: Ladislav II.) (1131 – 14 January 1163), King of Hungary. As a younger son, he was able to ascend to the throne only with the assistance of the Byzantine Empire against his nephew, King Stephen III after his brother's death. Although the majority of the Hungarian nobles accepted his rule based on the tradition that gave precedence to the eldest male member of the royal family ahead of the deceased king's son, the head of the Catholic Church in Hungary did not accept the legitimacy of his rule.

    Early yearsLadislaus was the second son of King Béla II of Hungary and his wife, Helena of Raska. He was only a baby when his mother introduced him and his brother, Géza, to the barons assembled in Arad in order to persuade them to massacre her husband's opponents, which he did at the age of 4.

    After the occupation of Bosnia, his father named Ladislaus the duke of the province in 1137, although the province was governed by the administrators appointed by the king. When King Béla II died on 13 February 1141, Ladislaus' brother, Géza II, ascended the throne. In 1152, the king organised a separated ducal household for Ladislaus and their younger brother, Stephen.

    Géza II wanted to ensure the succession of his son Stephen; consequently, his relationship with his brothers deteriorated. In 1157, Duke Stephen tried to organise a conspiracy against the king supported by their maternal uncle, Belos, but Géza overcame them and Duke Stephen fled to the court of the Byzantine Emperor Manuel I Komnenos. In 1159, Stephen again conspired against Géza II but, following his failure, he joined Ladislaus in Constantinople.

    In the imperial court of Constantinople, Ladislaus, in contrast to his brother, did not want to surrender totally to Manuel I Komnenos, and he refused to marry a niece of the Emperor.

    [edit] King of HungaryWhen the Emperor Manuel I Komnenos was informed that King Géza II had died on 31 May 1162 and his son Stephen III had been crowned, he decided to begin a campaign against Hungary in order to have his niece's husband, Duke Stephen, ascend the throne. On hearing the Emperor's demand, the Hungarian barons sent an embassy to his camp and offered to accept Ladislaus' rule pursuant to the Hungarian custom which gave precedence to the eldest male member of the royal family over a deceased king's son. The Emperor accepted the barons' offer and sent Ladislaus to Hungary.

    By the time Ladislaus arrived in Székesfehérvár, his nephew, King Stephen III, had escaped to Pozsony, and Ladislaus was proclaimed king. However, Lukas, Archbishop of Esztergom, who remained loyal to the young king, denied Ladislaus' coronation; therefore he was crowned by Mikó, Archbishop of Kalocsa in July 1162. On the occasion of his coronation, Ladislaus granted Tercia pars Regni (i.e., one third of the Kingdom of Hungary) to his brother, Stephen.

    As Archbishop Lukas still denied the legitimacy of Ladislaus' rule and excommunicated him, Ladislaus had the Archbishop arrested. Ladislaus set Archbishop Lukas free on 25 December 1162, at the request of Pope Alexander III, but the prelate did not want to absolve the king.

    Ladislaus may have died of poisoning and was buried in Székesfehérvár. In medieval times, he was not counted as a king (being only an anti-king), so Ladislaus III was also counted as Ladislaus II in the 13th century.

    The terms Nobilissimus (most noble) and nobilissima familia (most noble family) have been used since the 11th century for the King of Hungary and his family, but it were then only a few, among them also Ladislaus II, which were mentioned in official documents as such.

    Father: Bela 'The Blind' King Of Hungary b: 1108 in Hungary
    Mother: Helena Of Serbia b: 1115 in Serbia

    Marriage 1 Judith Of Poland b: Aft 1130
    • Married: 0001
    • Note:
      Sources for this Information:
      date: first marriage of Judith [Ref: ES II #154], divorced: [Ref: ES II #154], names: Ladislaus & (Judyta v Polen) [Ref: ES II #154]
    • Change Date: 13 Oct 2012

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