Stephen I of Hungary

Stephen I Of Hungary

Saint Stephen I (Hungarian: I. (Szent) István; Latin: Sanctus Stephanus; Esztergom, Principality of Hungary, 967 or 969 or 975 – 15 August 1038, Esztergom or Székesfehérvár, Kingdom of Hungary), born as Vajk, was Grand Prince of the Hungarians (997–1000) and the first King of Hungary (1000–1038). He greatly expanded Hungarian control over the Carpathian Basin during his lifetime, broadly established Christianity in the region, and is generally regarded as the founder of the Kingdom of Hungary. Pope Gregory VII canonized Stephen together with his son, Saint Emeric of Hungary, and Gerardo Sagredo, on 20 August 1083. Stephen became one of the most popular saints in Hungary, and 20 August, which was also his feast day until 1687, is celebrated as a public holiday in Hungary commemorating the foundation of the state.

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Stephen I Of Hungary - Artistic Representation
... King Stephen of Hungary has been a popular theme in art, especially from the 19th century on, with the development of nationalism ... Benczúr and many statues representing the king all over Hungary testify to Stephen's importance in Hungarian national thought ... composer Ferenc Erkel is István király (King Stephen) (1885) ...
Stephen - Popularity
... The spelling "Stephen" reached its peak of popularity in the United States in the period 1949–1951, when it was the 19th most popular name for newborn boys ... Before the 20th century, the "Steven" spelling was heavily outweighed by "Stephen", never reaching above 391st ... In England and Wales, neither "Stephen" nor "Steven" was among the top 100 names for newborn boys in 2003–2007 ...