Person:Béla II of Hungary (1)

Béla II , King of Hungary
d.13 Feb 1141 Hungary
m. 11 Aug 1104
  1. Adelaide , of HungaryAbt 1105 - 1140
  2. Princess Of Hungary HedvigAft 1108 - 1137
  3. Béla II , King of HungaryAbt 1110 - 1141
  4. Princess Of Hungary ErzsebetAbt 1128 - 1155
m. 28 Apr 1129
  1. Princess Elisabeth , of HungaryAbt 1128 - Bef 1154
  2. Géza II of Hungary , King of Hungary and Croatia1130 - 1162
  3. Ladislaus II of Hungary1131 - 1163
  4. Istvan IV , of HungaryAbt 1133 - 1165
  5. Prince Almos of Hungary1134 - 1141
  6. Princess Of Hungary Zsofia1136 - 1161
  7. Princess Of Hungary GertrudAbt 1140 - 1156
Facts and Events
Name Béla II , King of Hungary
Alt Name Bela "the Blind"
Gender Male
Birth[1] abt 1110 Esztergom, Komárom-Esztergom, HungaryHouse of Arpad
Alt Marriage 28 APR 1127 to Helena , of Raška
Alt Marriage 1129-04-28 to Helena , of Raška
Marriage 28 Apr 1129 Belgrade, Serbia, Serbia and Montenegroto Helena , of Raška
Other Marriage Ending Status Divorce
with Helena , of Raška
Death[1][2] 13 Feb 1141 Hungary
Burial? Szekesfehervar, Fejer, Hungary
Reference Number? Q82686?


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Béla the Blind (; ; ; 1109 – 13 February 1141) was King of Hungary and Croatia from 1131. He was blinded along with his rebellious father Álmos on the order of Álmos's brother, King Coloman of Hungary. Béla grew up in monasteries during the reign of Coloman's son Stephen II. The childless king arranged Béla's marriage with Helena of Rascia, who would become her husband's co-ruler throughout his reign.

Béla was crowned king at least two months after the death of Stephen II, implying that his accession to the throne did not happen without opposition. Two violent purges were carried out among the partisans of his predecessors to strengthen Béla's rule. King Coloman's alleged son Boris tried to dethrone Béla but the king and his allies defeated the pretender's troops in 1132. In the second half of Béla's reign, Hungary adopted an active foreign policy. Bosnia and Split seem to have accepted Béla's suzerainty around 1136.

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References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Béla II of Hungary, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2. Genealogical Department, Medieval Family Histories Unit, (8). (Name: July 1996 (c), data as of 2 January 1996;)
    AFN=881D-6L.