|Grand Princess of the Hungarians|
.Stephen's birth depicted in the Illuminated Chronicle
|Tenure||before 972 – c. 997|
|Burial||St. Peter and Paul Cathedral, Székesfehérvár|
|Spouse||Géza of Hungary|
|Issue||Judith of Hungary
Margareth, Tsaritsa of Bulgaria
Maria, Dogaressa of Venice
Gizella, Queen of Hungary
|House||House of Arpad|
|Father||Gyula of Transylvania|
Sarolt (c. 950 – c. 1008) was wife of Géza, Grand Prince of the Hungarians.
She was a daughter of Gyula of Transylvania and was probably educated in the Eastern Orthodox faith. She was married to Géza, the son of Taksony, Grand Prince of the Hungarians, who succeeded his father before 972.
Sarolt exerted a powerful influence on her husband which allowed her to also influence his government. She was watched with suspicion by Catholic missionaries. The chronicles accused her of drinking insatiably and even committing manslaughter.
After her husband's death in 997, one of his distant cousins Koppány, who declared his claim to the leadership of the Magyars against her son, Stephen (Vajk), wanted to marry Sarolt, referring to the Hungarian tradition. Koppány, nevertheless, was defeated, and shortly afterward Sarolt's son was crowned as the first King of Hungary.
Marriage and children
Married to Géza, Grand Prince of the Hungarians (c. 945 – 997)
- Judith (? – after 988), wife of the future King Boleslaw I of Poland
- Margareth (? – after 988), wife of the future Tsar Gavril Radomir of Bulgaria
- King Stephen I of Hungary (967/969/975 – 15 August 1038)
- Gizella (? – after 1026), wife of Otto Orseolo, Doge of Venice
- Sarolta (? – ?), wife of the future King Samuel Aba of Hungary
- Kristó Gyula - Makk Ferenc: Az Árpád-ház uralkodói (IPC Könyvek, 1996)
- Korai Magyar Történeti Lexikon (9-14. század), főszerkesztő: Kristó Gyula, szerkesztők: Engel Pál és Makk Ferenc (Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, 1994)
- Hankó Ildikó: Királyaink tömegsírban
- "In these days, he [Saint Adalbert] sent [a letter] to the High Prince of the Magyars, or rather to his wife who had been holding the whole country in her power with a hand of a man, and who had been governing everything owned by her husband" (Bruno of Querfurt: Sancti Adalberti Pragensis episcopi et martyris vita altera).
- "Christian faith made its start under her direction, but the sullied religion mingled with paganism, and this idle and faint Christianity was turning worse than barbarism" (Bruno of Querfurt: Sancti Adalberti Pragensis episcopi et martyris vita altera).
- Béla Kálmán, The world of names: a study in Hungarian onomatology, Akadémiai Kiadó, 1978, p. 41
- Thietmar of Merseburg: Chronicon