St. Stephen of Hungary was born in 969 to a pagan family. He was baptized at the age of 10 along with his father. The saint served as king of the Magyars in Hungary and married St. Gisela, sister of emperor St. Henry II. St. Stephen evangelized their people. Emperor Otto III crowned St. Stephen a king in 1001 on Christmas Day. He died in 1038. St. Stephen is patron saint of Hungary.