Peter Urseolo of Hungary

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Peter Urseolo (or Orseolo) was the second king of Hungary and reigned from 1038 till 1041 and from 1044 till 1046 after a brief interruption of three years in which Sámuel Aba ruled the nation.

He was said to be the son of the sister of his predecessor, Saint Stephen (István I) and the doge of Venice. Because of his Italian descent he is classified as a non-dynastic king. Unlike Stephen, he was unable to properly rule the nation and got into conflict with the largely pagan nobility.

His reign ended when the nobility started the so-called Vatha pagan rising.

A year of instability followed and finally in 1047 the Árpád dynasty was restored with Andrew (András) I.

See also


Preceded by:
Stephen I
King of Hungary
1038-1041
Succeeded by:
Samuel Aba
Preceded by:
Samuel Aba
King of Hungary
1044-1046
Succeeded by:
Andrew I

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