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Geza of Hungary

Geza, of Hungary, grand prince of the Magyars (ruled from around 972-997) was great-grandson of the Arpad who gave his name to the ruling dynasty. Geza permitted Christian missionaries to come to his country, was baptized in 985, and permitted his son and successor Stephen to be baptized as well.

Geza was the son of Taksony, prince of Magyars and his wife , a daughter von Kumanien. Geza had a brother named Michael of Hungary born in 955 at Esztergom, who became Regent of Poland and died about 978.

Geza's father Taksony was the son of Zoltan of Hungary, Prince of Magyars ( 896 - 949), who in turn was the son of Arpad.



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