Glad (duke)

Glad (duke)

Glad (Bulgarian: Глад, Hungarian: Glad or Galád, Romanian: Glad, Serbian: Глад or Glad) was a duke of Bulgarian origin who, according to the 13th-century chronicle Gesta Hungarorum ("The Deeds of the Hungarians"), ruled in the territory of modern Banat (today mostly in Romania and Serbia) at the time of the Hungarian conquest of the Carpathian Basin around 896. His story was recorded exclusively by the Gesta Ungarorum, other primary sources make no mention of him.

The Gesta presents Ahtum – who, according to the so-called Long Life of St Gerard, ruled the Banat at the beginning of the 11th century – as a descendant from Glad’s lineage.

Read more about Glad (duke):  Glad in The Gesta Ungarorum, Controversy Around His Story

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... example Pál Kristó, Ferenc Makk, etc), Gladwas not a real person ... When narrating Glads story, the author of the Gesta borrowed heavily from the Ahtum episode recorded in the Long Life of St Gerard ... Those phrases which refer to Gladseem to belong genuinely to the Ahtum episode thus all that is wrong with Gladis that he is usurping his descendant’s ...

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