Arpad of Hungary, Bela IV 1

Birth Name Arpad of Hungary, Bela IV
Gender male
Age at Death 63 years, 6 months, 2 days


Bela IV (1206-1270) was the king of Hungary between 1235 and 1270.

Bela was the son of Andrew II. Bela tried with little success to reestablish royal preeminence by reacquiring lost crown lands. His efforts, however, created a deep rift between the crown and the magnates just as the Mongols were sweeping westward across Russia toward Europe. Aware of the danger, Bela ordered the magnates and lesser nobles to mobilize. Few responded, and the Mongols routed Bela's army at Mohi on April 11, 1241.



Bela fled first to Austria, where Duke Frederick of Babenberg held him for ransom, then to Dalmatia. The Mongols reduced Hungary's towns and villages to ashes and slaughtered half the population before news arrived in 1242 that the Great Khan Ogotai had died in Karakorum. The Mongols withdrew, sparing Bela and what remained of his kingdom.


Abbrev: Pullen010502.FTW
Title: Pullen010502.FTW
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Text: Date of Import: Jan 5, 2002





Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1206-11-00 Esztergom, Komarom-Esztergom, Hungary   2
Death 1270-05-03     3

Age: 63y 6m


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Arpad of Hungary, Andrew II11761235-09-21
Mother of Meran, Gertrude11851213-09-28
    Sister     Arpad of Hungary, Maria 1204
         Arpad of Hungary, Bela IV 1206-11-00 1270-05-03


Family of Arpad of Hungary, Bela IV and Laskaris, Maria

Married Wife Laskaris, Maria ( * 1206 + 1270 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 1220     2
Name Birth Date Death Date
Arpad of Hungary, Elizabeth
Arpad of Hungary, Kunegunda
Arpad of Hungary, Anna12271274
Arpad of Hungary, Ilona12381298-03-06
Arpad of Hungary, Stephen V12401272-08-01
Arpad of Hungary, Margaret1242