Bulcsú (or Vérbulcsú; died 10 August 955) was a Hungarian chieftain, one of the military leaders of prince Taksony of Hungary, a descendant of Árpád. He held the title of horka. He was one of the most important figures of the Hungarian invasions of Europe. During these military campaigns, the Magyars threatened much of Western Europe; therefore a common saying at that time was "A sagittis Hungarorum, libera nos Domine" (Lord, save us from the arrows of the Hungarians") Modena, 925 CE[citation needed]. After his army had lost the disastrous Battle of Lechfeld in 955, he was caught by the German victors and executed.[1]

Chieftain Bulcsú as depicted in 1654


  1. ^ Csorba, Csaba. Árpád népe, Tudomány – Egyetem, Kulturtrade Kiadó. Budapest, 1997. ISBN 963 9069 20 5