Zoltán ÁRPÁD, Prince of Hungary
- Born: 896, Pannonia
- Died: 948
Orthographic variations: Zaltas, Zulte
The De Administrando Imperio of Konstantinos Porphyrogenetos names "primus Tarcatzus, secundus Ielech, tertius Iutotzas, quartus Zaltan" as the four sons of "Arpadem magnum Turciæ principem". The Gestis Hungarorum Liber names "Zulte" as son of "Arpad".
Prince of Hungary 907-945. The Magyars suffered their first important defeat during their raids on western Europe at the hands of Heinrich I "the Fowler" King of Germany at the battle of Riade near Merseburg in 933.
The Gestis Hungarorum Liber records that "dux Zulta" installed "filium suum Tocsun" as duke "super totum regnum Hungarie" and died three years later "de ergastulo", which suggests that his abdication had not been voluntary. 1
Zoltán married an unnamed daughter of Ménmarót, Duke of Bihar.
1 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands: MAGYAR PRINCES of HUNGARY from , KINGS of HUNGARY 1000-1301 (ARPÁD), Origins.