Saint Margaret of Hungary

Saint Margaret of Hungary

Birth
Klis, Općina Klis, Splitsko-dalmatinska, Croatia
Death 18 Jan 1271 (aged 28)
Budapest, Hungary
Burial Budapest, Belváros-Lipótváros, Budapest, Hungary
Memorial ID 6761963 · View Source
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Roman Catholic Saint. Daughter of King Bela I of Hungary and his wife Marie Laskaris. In accordance with a vow which her parents made when Hungary was liberated from the Tatars that their next child should be dedicated to religion, she entered the Dominican Convent of Veszprem in 1245. Invested with the habit at the age of four, she was transferred in her tenth year to the Convent of the Blessed Virgin, which had been founded by her parents on the Hasen Insel near Buda, the Margaret Island in Budapest (the ruins of which can be seen today). Here she passed all her life, which was consecrated to contemplation and penance, and was venerated as a saint during her lifetime. Shortly after her death, steps were taken for her canonization, and in 1271 to 1275 investigations referring to this were taken up, and in 1275 to 1276 the process was introduced, but not completed. Not till 1640 was the process again taken up, and again it was not concluded. Attempts which were made in 1770 by Count Ignatz Batthyanyi were also fruitless; so that the canonization never took place, although Margaret was venerated as a saint shortly after her death; and Pius VI consented on July 28, 1789, to her veneration as a saint.


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Helaine M. Larina
  • Added: 7 Sep 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial 6761963
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Saint Margaret of Hungary (27 Jan 1242–18 Jan 1271), Find a Grave Memorial no. 6761963, citing Margit Island, Budapest, Belváros-Lipótváros, Budapest, Hungary ; Maintained by Find A Grave .