Prince ÁRPÁD of Hungary
(Est 845-907)
Ménmarót, Duke of Bihar
(-Abt 906)
Zoltán ÁRPÁD, Prince of Hungary
Unnamed of Bihar
Taksony ÁRPÁD, Prince of Hungary
(931-Abt 972)


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Unnamed Princess of the Kumans

Taksony ÁRPÁD Prince of Hungary

  • Born: 931, Esztergom, Hungary
  • Married: 947
  • Died: Between 970 and 972, Esztergom, Hungary

  Orthographic variations: Taxis, Taxin, Tocsun, Toxin

  Research Notes:

The De Administrando Imperio of Konstantinos Porphyrogenetos names "Taxin" as the son of "Arpade…quartus Zaltas filium", another passage stating that "omnes quidem Arpade filii mortui sunt" survived by "eorum nepotibus Phale et Tase cum patrueli eorum Taxi". The Gestis Hungarorum Liber records the birth of "dux Zulta…filium…Tocsun" in 931. He allied the Magyars with the Pechenegs [Kumans], to whom he gave land around the River Tisza, in order to strengthen his armed forces and secure the defences of his western border. Liutprand records "Taxis Hungariorum rex" invading Italy with his army. The Magyars were defeated in battle by Otto I King of Germany at Augsburg in 955. The Gesta Hungarorum names "Tocsun" as leader of a Hungarian raid into Greece and Bulgaria, recorded after its report of the defeat at Augsburg, but states that this was their last raid "while living as pagans". From about this time, he was accepted as TAKSONY Prince of Hungary. 1

  Marriage Information:

Taksony married an unnamed Princess of the Kumans.


1 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands: Taksony.

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