Year of creation:2000
- Rider(s):Géza Virovitica
(c. 940 – 997) was Grand Prince of the Hungarians from the early 970s. He married Sarolt, a daughter of an Eastern Orthodox Hungarian chieftain. After ascending the throne, Géza made peace with the Holy Roman Empire. Within Hungary, he consolidated his authority with extreme cruelty, according to the unanimous narration of nearly contemporaneous sources. He was the first Hungarian monarch to support Christian missionaries from Western Europe. Although he was baptised (his baptismal name was Stephen), his Christian faith remained shallow and he continued to perform acts of pagan worship. He was succeeded by his son, Stephen who was crowned the first King of Hungary in 1000 or 1001.
- Sculptor(s):Tóth, David
1974 is a very productive Hungarian sculptor.
The first version of this statue was destroyed by a car accident. This version dates from 2006.