Rátót (genus)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Genus (gens) Rátót
Coa Hungary Family Ráthold.svg
Country Kingdom of Hungary
Founded 11th century
Founder Rathold and Oliver
Cadet branches Feled branch
Paks branch
Pásztó branch
Putnok branch

Rátót (Ráthold or Rátold) was the name of a gens (Latin for "clan"; nemzetség in Hungarian) in the Kingdom of Hungary. According to Simon of Kéza and other chroniclers, the ancestors of the clan were Italians from Caserta, Naples, by name Rathold and Oliver, who settled down in Hungary around 1097 during the reign of Coloman, King of Hungary.[1] They came to Hungary alongside Felicia of Sicily.

The Lorántffy, Kakas de Kaza, Feledi, Putnoki, Jolsvai, Kakas, Gyulaffy, Elefánti, Paksi, Pásztói, Kaplai, Ráday and Tari families were originate from the Genus Rátót.

Notable members[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (in Hungarian) Vajai, Szabolcs (1968): A magyar Roland-ének nyomában. Irodalomtörténeti Közlemények. 334–335.

Sources[edit]

  • János Karácsonyi: A magyar nemzetségek a XIV. század közepéig. Budapest: Magyar Tudományos Akadémia. 1900–1901.
  • Gyula Kristó (editor): Korai Magyar Történeti Lexikon – 9–14. század (Encyclopedia of the Early Hungarian History – 9–14th centuries); Akadémiai Kiadó, 1994, Budapest; ISBN 963-05-6722-9.