Vászoly (Vazúl) ÁRPÁD, Duke between March & Gran
(Abt 977-1037)
Unnamed KOMETOPOULAINA of Bulgaria
Mieszko II Lambert PIAST, King of Poland
Richenza VON LOTHRINGEN, Queen of Poland
Béla I "Benin" ÁRPÁD, King of Hungary
Ryksa PIAST, Princess of Poland
(Abt 1018-Aft 1059)
Zsófia ÁRPÁD, Princess of Hungary
(Abt 1045-1095)


Family Links

1. Ulrich I VON WEIMAR, Marchese di Carniola e Istria

2. Hzg. Magnus VON SACHSEN

Zsófia ÁRPÁD, Princess of Hungary

  • Born: Abt 1045, Esztergom, Komarom-Esztergom, Hungary
  • Married (1): 1062/3
  • Married (2): After 6 Mar 1070
  • Died: 18 Jun 1095
  • Buried: Lüneburg St Michaelis

  Research Notes:

The Annalista Saxo names "sororem Ladizlai regis Ungarie Sophiam" as wife of Ulrich, and in a later passage records her second marriage. Zsófia has therefore generally been assumed to be the daughter of Béla I King of Hungary. According to Wegener, she was the daughter of King Béla by Tuta von Formbach, whom he suggests was the king's second wife. His argument is based on connections with the monastery of Suben (near Schärding in Upper Austria), founded in 1040. He explains that Tuta is named in 1153 as "die Gründerin von Suben, Königin", and that in a later document at the monastery she is more specifically referred to as "Königin von Ungarn". The author makes the connection with Zsófia by highlighting the burial at Suben of Udalschalk Graf im Lurngau and his wife Adelheid. He identifies the latter as Zsófia's daughter by her first husband who, he suggests, married Udalschalk after the death of her earlier husband Friedrich I Domvogt von Regensburg. The major difficulty with this hypothesis is Zsófia's own estimated birth date. She must have been born before [1050], at the very latest, given the birth of her three (possibly four) children by her first husband, who died in early 1070. If Zsófia was King Béla's daughter, her mother must have been his Polish wife who, according to Europäische Stammtafeln, died after 1059. An alternative possibility is that she was Tuta's daughter, but by another king of Hungary. Europäische Stammtafeln shows Tuta as the wife of Péter Orseolo King of Hungary. Contemporary political realities suggest that a prominent marriage for a daughter of the disgraced King Péter is unlikely. Until more information comes to light, it is safer to assume that Zsófia was the daughter of King Béla and [Ryksa] of Poland, and that another (so far unidentified) factor explains the apparent connection between Tuta and Zsófia through Suben monastery. Zsófia's second marriage is confirmed by the Chronicon Sancti Michaelis Luneburgensis which names "Sophia filia regis Ungarorum Wadreslai" as wife of "Magnus dux" although King László was her brother not her father. Zsófia's second marriage presumably took place soon after the death of her first husband in Mar 1070 as Duke Magnus was imprisoned later in 1070.

The Annalista Saxo records the death of "Sophia quoque ductrix…XIV Kal Iunii". 1

  Marriage Information:

Zsofia married Ulrich I VON WEIMAR, Marchese di Carniola e Istria, son of Poppo I VON WEIMAR, Marchese di Carniola e Istria, and Hadamut DI FRIULI, in 1062/3. (Ulrich I VON WEIMAR was born in Austria and died on 6 Mar 1069/70.)

  Marriage Information:

Zsofia also married Hzg Magnus VON SACHSEN, son of Otho Ordulph VON SACHSEN and Wulfhilde ÓLÁFSDÓTTIR, after 6 Mar 1070. (Magnus VON SACHSEN was born about 1045 in Saxony and died on 23 Aug 1106.)


1 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands: Zsófia.

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