Andrew II “the Jerosolimitan” of Hungary

Andrew II “the Jerosolimitan” of Hungary

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Death 21 Sep 1235 (aged 57–58)
Burial Sânpetru Mare, Timiș, Romania
Memorial ID 97277289 · View Source
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Andrew II the Jerosolimitan was King of Hungary and Croatia.
Andrew was the second son of King Béla III and his first wife, Agnes of Antioch. As younger son, Andrew had no hope to inherite the Kingdom of Hungary from his father who wanted to ensure the inheritance of his elder son, Emeric and had him crowned already in 1182.
When his brother Emeric and his infant son died, Andrew ascended the throne and started to grant royal domains to his partisans. He participated in the Fifth Crusade but he could not achieve any major military success. He was obliged to issue the Golden Bull confirming the privileges of the noblemen of Hungary and later he was also obliged to confirm the special privileges of the clergy. During his long reign, the central power and royal authority potentially weakened. He had several quarrels with his sons.
Andrew married three times.
His first marriage was around 1200 to Gertrude of Merania (1185 – September 8, 1213), a daughter of Berthold IV, Duke of Merania and his wife, Agnes of Wettin. Their children:
Anna Maria of Hungary (c. 1204 – 1237), wife of Tzar Ivan Asen II of Bulgaria
They were the parents of:
King Béla IV of Hungary (1206 – May 3, 1270)
Saint Elizabeth of Hungary (1207 – November 10, 1231), wife of Landgraf Louis IV of Thuringia
King Coloman of Halych (1208 – after April 11, 1241)
Prince Andrew II of Halych (c. 1210 – 1234)
His second marriage in February 1215 to Yolanda de Courtenay (c. 1200 – 1233), daughter of Peter I, Emperor of the Latin Empire and his second wife, Yolanda I, Empress of the Latin Empire.
They were the parents of:
Yolanda (c. 1215 – 12 October 1251), wife of King James I of Aragon
His third and last marriage on May 14, 1234 to Beatrice D'Este (c. 1215 – before May 8, 1245), daughter of Aldobrandino I D'Este and his wife
Stephen (1236 – April 10, 1271), they were the parents of Andrew III of Hungary.
Andrew died on September 21, 1235 and was buried next to his second wife Yolanda de Courtenay, in Manastirea Igris, (Igris Abbey) in Romania


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  • Created by: Kat
  • Added: 17 Sep 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 97277289
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Andrew II “the Jerosolimitan” of Hungary (1177–21 Sep 1235), Find A Grave Memorial no. 97277289, citing Mãnãstirea Igriș, Sânpetru Mare, Timiș, Romania ; Maintained by Kat (contributor 47496397) .