Helena of Hungary, Duchess of Austria

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Helena of Hungary
Duchess consort of Austria
Herzogin Helena Gemahlin Leopolds V..PNG
Duchess Helena, Babenberger Stammbaum, Klosterneuburg Monastery
Spouse Leopold V, Duke of Austria
Issue Frederick I
Leopold VI
Agnes of Austria
Bertha of Austria
House House of Árpád (by birth)
House of Babenberg (by marriage)
Father Géza II of Hungary
Mother Euphrosyne of Kiev
Born c. 1158
Died 25 May 1199(1199-05-25)

Helena (or Ilona) of Hungary (c. 1158 – 25 May 1199) was the daughter of King Géza II of Hungary and his wife, Euphrosyne of Kiev, daughter of Grand Prince Mstislav I of Kiev by his second wife, Liubava Dmitrievna.


Little is known of Helena's life or character. The only clear facts about her life are that she was married to the Babenberg duke Leopold V of Austria in 1174, with whom she had issue, and that she died in 1199.[1]

Marriage and children[edit]

By her marriage to Duke Leopold V, Helena had at least two (possibly as many as four) children:


  1. ^ Cawley, Charles, Hungary Kings, Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, retrieved April 2014