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Kacsics was the name of a gens ("clan") in the medieval Kingdom of Hungary.[1]

Croatian historian Ivan Majnarić wrote about how they might have been a descendants of a Croatian noble family of Kačić, dukes of Omiš.[2][3]

Their possessions were located around Szécsény on the Ipoly River (Slovak: Ipeľ). A member of the gens, Simon took part in the murder of Queen Gertrude of Merania (24 September 1213) and therefore King Andrew II of Hungary confiscated his possessions.[1]

The Kacsics gens divided into four branches by the end of the 13th century. The powerful Szécsényi family ascended from one of its branches.[1]

The members of the gens accepted the supremacy of Máté Csák III, one of the most powerful oligarchs of the kingdom, around 1300; only one of them, Thomas Szécsényi became the partisan of King Charles I. Consequently, the king granted him his relatives' possessions following his victories over the oligarch.[1]

Notable members[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d Kristó, Gyula (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.
  2. ^ Majnarić, Ivan (2005). "Kačići". Hrvatski biografski leksikon (in Croatian). Miroslav Krleža Lexicographical Institute. Retrieved 2012-09-11. 
  3. ^ Majnarić, Ivan (January 2009). "Prilog diskusiji o genealoškoj svezi omiških i ugarskih Kačića" [A Contribution to the Discussion Regarding Genealogical Connections between the Kačići (Kacsics) of Hungary and the Kačići of Omiš]. Papers and Proceedings of the Department of Historical Research of the Institute of Historical and Social Research of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts (in Croatian) 26. ISSN 1330-7134. Retrieved 2012-09-11.