Kaplon (genus)

Kaplon (Caplon, Coplyon, Caplan, Coplyan, Kaplyon, Kaplyn, Koplon, Koplen, Kopplyan) was the name of a gens (Latin for "clan"; nemzetség in Hungarian) in the Kingdom of Hungary. The founder and ancestor of the genus was Kaplon (or Cupan), the second son of Kond, who was one of the seven chieftains of the Magyars according to Anonymus, author of the Gesta Hungarorum. The clan's original tribal area was the Nyírség, northeastern part of the Great Hungarian Plain.

Genus (gens) Kaplon
Coa Hungary Clan Kaplyon.svg
CountryPrincipality of Hungary
Kingdom of Hungary
Founded10th century
FounderKaplon (Cupan)
Cadet branchesHouse of Bagossy
House of Csomaközy
House of Károlyi
House of Vadai
House of Vetési

The distinguished and influential Károlyi Family originates from the Genus Kaplon. The Bagossy, Csomaközy, Vadai and Vetési families were also from that clan and had spread northward, eastward and southward.

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SourcesEdit

  • 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.