Andrew, son of Serafin

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Andrew, son of Serafin
Judge royal
PredecessorJulius Rátót
SuccessorPaul Geregye
Died11 April 1241
Muhi, Kingdom of Hungary

Andrew, son of Serafin (Hungarian: Szerafin fia András; died 11 April 1241) was a Hungarian baron and landowner, who held several secular positions during the reign of kings Andrew II and Béla IV.

His influence arose during the reign of Andrew II. He was a supporter of prince Béla, thus he held functions in the princely court. He served as master of the stewards for Béla twice, in 1225 and from 1231 to 1233.[1] According to László Markó, he was the ispán (comes) of Borsod County in 1230.[2] He was the last voivode for Andrew II in 1235, when Béla held the title of duke of Transylvania.[3][4] After Béla IV ascended the throne in 1235, he was replaced by Pousa, son of Sólyom. Andrew functioned as ispán of Pozsony County between 1235 and 1240 (or 1241).[5]

In 1239, he was nominated judge royal by Béla IV.[6] He was killed in the Battle of Mohi on 11 April 1241 and later replaced by Paul Geregye.[2]


  1. ^ Zsoldos 2011, pp. 70–71.
  2. ^ a b Markó 2006, p. 269.
  3. ^ Engel 2001, p. 382.
  4. ^ Zsoldos 2011, p. 38.
  5. ^ Zsoldos 2011, p. 184.
  6. ^ Zsoldos 2011, p. 30.


  • Engel, Pál (2001). The Realm of St Stephen: A History of Medieval Hungary, 895–1526. I.B. Tauris Publishers. ISBN 1-86064-061-3.
  • (in Hungarian) Markó, László (2006). A magyar állam főméltóságai Szent Istvántól napjainkig – Életrajzi Lexikon ("The High Officers of the Hungarian State from Saint Stephen to the Present Days – A Biographical Encyclopedia") (2nd edition); Helikon Kiadó Kft., Budapest; ISBN 963-547-085-1.
  • (in Hungarian) Zsoldos, Attila (2011). Magyarország világi archontológiája, 1000–1301 ("Secular Archontology of Hungary, 1000–1301"). História, MTA Történettudományi Intézete. Budapest. ISBN 978-963-9627-38-3
Political offices
Preceded by
Denis Türje
Voivode of Transylvania
Succeeded by
Pousa, son of Sólyom
Preceded by
Julius Rátót
Judge royal
Succeeded by
Paul Geregye