Apor, sitting on a white horse, leads the Hungarian army, while Botond duels with a Greek warrior before the walls of Constantinople. Emperor Constantine VII and his wife, Helena Lekapene watch the events over the broken city gate (Illuminated Chronicle)

Apor was a Hungarian tribal chieftain, who, according to the Illuminated Chronicle, led a campaign against the Byzantine Empire in 959, where the legend of Botond takes place. He was the ancestor of the gens Apor.[1]


  1. Gyula Kristó, ed. (1994). Korai magyar történeti lexikon (9-14- század). Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest. ISBN 963-05-6722-9.
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