Book of Saints – 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 CommonsArticle

(Lancelot) (Saint) King (June 27) (11th century) The son of Bela, King of Hungary, to which kingdom after his accession (A.D. 1080), Ladislas added Dalmatia and Croatia. An able leader of armies, he fought successfully against the Poles, Russians and Tartars. He died, July 30, A.D. 1095, at the age of fifty-four, while preparing to take part in the First Crusade. He governed wisely and well, and his many virtues made him beloved by his people. Miracles were wrought at his tomb, and he was canonised by Pope Celestine III (A.D. 1198). His Feast is kept on June 27, Anniversary of the Translation of his Relics.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Ladislas”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 11 August 2018. Web. 4 December 2021. <>