New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Ladislaus

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

King of Hungary, born Poland, 1040; died Neutra, Hungary, 1095. His father was Bela I and upon the death of his brother, Geisa I, the nobles chose Ladislaus to succeed him rather than Solomon, the son of Andrew I. He enlarged his kingdom by the conquest of Croatia and Dalmatia and expelled the Huns, Poles, Tatars, and Russians, making Christianity the national religion. In the government of his realm he followed the illustrious example of Saint Stephen, thus winning the respect and love of his subjects. Canonized, 1198. Relics at Varadin. Feast, 27 June.

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Ladislaus”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 10 August 2017. Web. 26 September 2020. <>