Atributi: meč, lilija ali ogrski grb
Imena: Emerik, Imerik, Imbro, Imre, Imri; Emerika
Emerik se je rodil na začetku 11. stoletja. Bil je sin ogrskega kralja Štefana I., ki je bil kasneje tudi proglašen za svetnika. Njegova mati je bila Gizela, sestra cesarja Henrika II. Ker ga je vzgojil nemški škof, je bil že od vsega začetka pripravljen na krščansko življenje. Oče, na katerega je bil Emerik zelo navezan, ga je hotel že zelo zgodaj vpeljati v vladarske posle, vendar se je le nekaj dni pred kronanjem za sovladarja Emerik ponesrečil na lovu.
Umrl je 2. septembra 1031 za posledicami te nesreče. Pokopan je v znameniti cerkvi v Szekesfehervarju. Zgraditi jo je dal njegov oče, ki je pravtako pokopan v njej. Na upodobitvah je prikazan kot mladenič v viteški opravi ali pa v kraljevskih oblačilih.
Sveti Emerik Ogrski goduje 4. novembra, ponekod 2. septembra.
Prince St. Imre, also Henricus, Emeric, Emerick, Emmerich, Emericus or Americus (Székesfehérvár (Hungary), about 1000 to 1007 – Hegyközszentimre (at that time located in the Comitatus Bihar of the Kingdom of Hungary, latter-day named Sintimreu, Romania), 2 September 1031) was the son of King St. Stephen I of Hungary and Giselle of Bavaria. He is assumed to be the second son of Stephen, he was named after his uncle, St. Henry II, and was the only of Stephen’s sons who reached adulthood.
Emeric was educated in a strict and ascetic spirit by the bishop of Csanád, St. Gerhard (St. Gellért) from the age of 15 to 23. He was intended to be the next monarch of Hungary, and his father wrote admonitions to prepare him for this task. His father tried to make Emeric co-heir still in his lifetime.
But his father’s plans could never be fulfilled: on 2nd September 1031 Emeric was killed about 24 years old by a boar while hunting. It is assumed that this happened in Hegyközszentimre (presently Sintimreu). He was buried in the Cistercian church in Székesfehérvár. Several wondrous healings and conversions happened at his grave, so on 5th November 1083 King Ladislaus I unearthed Emeric’s bones in a big ceremony, and Emeric was canonised for his pious life and purity along with his father and Bishop Gerhard by Pope Gregory VII.
Amerigo Vespucci was presumably named after Saint Emeric, and therefore so were the Americas, indirectly. St. Emeric is most often pictured in knight’s armour with crown and lily.