Béla III (Arpadhazi) Árpádházi
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Béla (Arpadhazi) Árpádházi (1148 - 1196)

Béla (Béla III) "King" Árpádházi formerly Arpadhazi aka Hungary
Born in Esztergom, Hungarymap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married before 1169 [location unknown]
Husband of — married about 1172 in Constantinople, Turkeymap
Husband of — married after 24 Aug 1186 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died at about age 48 in Székesfehérvár, Fejér, Hungarymap
Profile last modified | Created 14 Jan 2012
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István III
King of Hungary
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Béla III (Arpadhazi) Árpádházi is a member of the House of Árpád.

King Béla III was married four times but only had children with his second wife Agnes " Anna " de Chatillon-sur-Loing[1]

In 1162, he was first betrothed to Maria of Byzantium whom he divorced ( contract was broken) in 1169 as it was never consummated and there were no issues.[2].She was dau.of Emperor Manuel I Komnenos of Byzantium. Bela moved to Byzantium to be an heir to Manuel, but after Manuel had a son in 1169 the relationship, presumably never consummated, was dissolved. He also married 3rdly around 1185, Theodora Komnena . His fourth marriage was in 1186 to Marguerite of France who was the widow of King Henry, the young, of England and the daughter of King Louis VII of France.

King Béla III & his second wife Agnes Chatillon, had six children [3].Four grew to adulthood; two sons died young.

  1. Emeric of Hungary
  2. Margaret, Byzantine Empress
  3. Andrew II of Hungary
  4. Constance, Queen of Bohemia

Research Notes

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  1. Pg.157.Mediæval popes, emperors, kings, and crusaders.By Mrs. William Busk(1855)
  2. [759] Niketas Choniates, Liber IV Rerum a Manuele Comneno Gestarum, 1, p. 167.http://genealogy.euweb.cz/arpad/arpad2.html#CB4
  3. http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/HUNGARY.htm#_Toc146273221

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DNA Connections
It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Béla III or other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA. Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree:
  • Béla III (Arpadhazi) Árpádházi: Y-Chromosome Test 17 markers, haplogroup R-Z2123, MitoYDNA ID Z10042 [compare]
Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:
  • Béla III (Arpadhazi) Árpádházi: Mitochondrial DNA Test HVR1 and HVR2, haplogroup H1b

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A new paper gives more detailed genetic information:

Wang, CC., Posth, C., Furtwängler, A. et al. Genome-wide autosomal, mtDNA, and Y chromosome analysis of King Bela III of the Hungarian Arpad dynasty. Scientific Reports 11, 19210 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-98796-x Full mt sequence is H1b with polymorphisms against the Revised Cambridge Reference Sequence (rCRS): 263G, 315 + C, 750G, 1438G, 3010A, 3106A, 4769G, 8860G, 15326G, 16183C, 16189C, 16356C, 16519C Y-SNP analysis gave haplogroup R1a1a1b2a-Z95 plus an additional mutation on a downstream SNP, which defines Y chromosomal hg R1a1a1b2a2a-Z2123

posted by Andrew Millard
The DNA of Béla III has recently been tested: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12520-018-0609-7 I wonder if there is a way to include this data in the profile.
posted by László Kóczy

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