Nicholas Szécsi

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Nicholas Szécsi
Palatine; Ban of Croatia and Dalmatia; Ban of Slavonia; Judge royal
Szécsi Miklós seal.jpg
Seal of Judge royal Nicholas Szécsi
Palatine of Hungary
Reign September 1385 – October 1386
Predecessor Nicholas I Garay
Successor Stephen Lackfi
Spouse(s) Margaret Debreceni
Issue
Noble family House of Szécsi
Father Peter Szécsi
Mother Sebe Debrői
Born c. 1320
Died c. June or July 1387
The native form of this personal name is felsőlendvai Szécsi Miklós. This article uses the Western name order.

Nicholas Szécsi de Felsőlendva (Széchy; Hungarian: Miklós Szécsi; c. 1320 – c. June or July 1387) was a Hungarian nobleman from the influential House of Szécsi.

Son of Peter, Count of Nógrád, and Sebe Debrői. He married Margaret of Debrecen, they had four children. He was sent to Poland by King Louis I in 1345, when the Czechs laid siege to Kraków. Between 1346 and 1349, he served as the ban of Croatia. He took part in the King's second Neapolitan campaign, as well as in the unsuccessful 1352 campaign against the Lithuanian pagans, where he himself was wounded. Upon his return in 1354, he was made supreme count of Krassó.

Between 1358 and 1366 he served as ban of Croatia again, after which he served as the ban of Slavonia between 1366 and 1368.

Szécsi followed the King to Rome in 1370. He was named the ban of Croatia again between 1377 and 1380. He was also the ispán of Vas and of Pozsony between 1381 and 1382. He served as judge royal three times and finished his career as palatine during the reign of Louis I's daughter Mary.

Sources[edit]

  • (Hungarian) Engel, Pál (1996). Magyarország világi archontológiája, 1301–1457, I. ("Secular Archontology of Hungary, 1301–1457, Volume I"). História, MTA Történettudományi Intézete. Budapest. ISBN 963-8312-44-0.
  • (Hungarian) Markó, László: A magyar állam főméltóságai Szent Istvántól napjainkig – Életrajzi Lexikon p. 253. (The High Officers of the Hungarian State from Saint Stephen to the Present Days – A Biographical Encyclopedia) (2nd edition); Helikon Kiadó Kft., 2006, Budapest; ISBN 963-547-085-1.
Nicholas I
Born: c. 1320 Died: c. June or July 1387
Political offices
Preceded by
Nicholas Drugeth
Judge royal
1355 –1358
Succeeded by
Nicholas Csák
Preceded by
Stephen Bebek
Judge royal
1369 –1372
Succeeded by
James Szepesi
Preceded by
James Szepesi
Judge royal
1381 –1384
Succeeded by
Thomas Szentgyörgyi
Preceded by
Nicholas I Garay
Palatine of Hungary
1385 –1386
Succeeded by
Stephen Lackfi