Saint Ladislas

detail of a statue of Saint Ladislaus I of Hungary; by Laszlo Schwalm in 1995; garden of the Bishop's Palace, Székesfehérvár, Hungary; photographed in August 2005 by Arpad Horvath; swiped from Wikimedia Commons; click for source imageAlso known as

  • Ladislaus
  • Lancelot
  • Laszlo



Born a prince, son of Bela I, King of Hungary. King of Hungary in 1077. Annexed Dalmatia and Croatia to greater Hungary. He expelled the Huns, Poles, Tatars, and Russians from his lands, and made Christianity the national religion. Known for his enlightened government, his devotion to his people and to the Church. Chosen commander-in-chief of the First Crusade, but died before the expedition left.





MLA Citation

  • “Saint Ladislas“. CatholicSaints.Info. 24 June 2015. Web. 27 November 2015. <>