Person:Ladislaus II of Hungary (1)

Ladislaus II of Hungary
d.14 Jan 1163
  • HLadislaus II of Hungary1131 - 1163
  • W.  Queen Laszlo (add)
Facts and Events
Name Ladislaus II of Hungary
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1131 Esztergom, Komárom-Esztergom, Hungary
Marriage to Queen Laszlo (add)
Death[1] 14 Jan 1163
Reference Number? Q87044?

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Ladislaus II or Ladislas II (Croatian and Slovak: Ladislav II; 113114 January 1163) was King of Hungary and Croatia between 1162 and 1163, having usurped the crown from his nephew, Stephen III.

Ladislaus received the title of Duke of Bosnia from his father, Béla II of Hungary, at the age of six but never ruled the province. Instead, around 1160, he followed his younger brother, Stephen's, example and settled in Constantinople but both were to return to Hungary following the death of their elder brother, Géza II of Hungary, in 1162. Their return was backed by the Byzantine Emperor Manuel I Komnenos who used their return in a bid to expand his suzerainty over Hungary. Initially, the Emperor was planning to assist Stephen IV in seizing the throne, but the Hungarian lords were only willing to accept Ladislaus as king against the late Géza II's son, Stephen III.

Although the latter's staunch supporter, Lucas, Archbishop of Esztergom, refused to crown Ladislaus and excommunicated him, he was crowned by Mikó, Archbishop of Kalocsa, in July 1162 but died within six months of his coronation.

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