Briccius Báthory

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A simplified version of the Báthori coat of arms, granted to the son of Briccius.

Briccius Báthory (died 1322) was a Hungarian nobleman and the founder of the renowned Báthory family.

His father was Andrew of Rakoméz, surnamed the Bald, son of Nikolaus, from the Gutkeled clan. Andrew is mentioned in 1250 as a patron of the monastery of Sárvár in the county of Szatmár.

In 1279, Briccius (together with his brothers George (d. 1307) and Benedict (d. 1321) and his uncle Hados[1]) was rewarded by King Ladislaus IV ) for military services by granting them Bátor in the county of Szabolcs.[2]

In 1310, Bátor came into the sole possession of Briccius when he reached and agreement with his nephew Michael and his cousin Vid to divide the joint possessions. After this, Briccius and his descendants named themselves "of Bátor" or Báthory.[3]

Briccius fathered five sons:[2][4][5][6]

  • John I, the first-born son of Briccius, became Count of Szatmár.
  • Andrew II (d. 1345) became Bishop of Varadinum.
  • Laurence I died without issue.
  • Nicolaus I (d. 1357/63) became Count of Csongrád.
  • Luke (d. 1330), the youngest son, who possessed wide estates in Szatmár and was granted the lordship of Ecsed.

Among these John was the ancestor of the Báthory of Somlyó, the elder branch of the family, while Luke was the ancestor of the Báthory of Ecsed, the younger branch.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Hados was the ancestor of the Szokolvi family, see Marek, Miroslav. "Szokoly (Szakolyi/Zokoli) de Szokol et Kisvárda family". Genealogy.EU.  External link in |publisher= (help)[self-published source][better source needed]
  2. ^ a b Moritz Wertner, "Urgeschlechter in Siebenbürgen.", in Archiv des Vereins für siebenbürgische Landeskunde. Neue Folge, Bd. 29, Heft 1 (1899), Hermannstadt 1899, pp. 156-235 - also exceprted in Farin, Heroine des Grauens, p. 356-362. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Wertner" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  3. ^ Christian von Stramberg, Das Haus Báthory in seinen Verzweigungen bis auf den heutigen Tag, Berlin: Manuscript für Freunde des Hauses, 1853 - quoted in Farin, Heroine des Grauens, p. 354-356.
  4. ^ Stammtafel nach Alexander von Simolin - printed in Farin, Heroine des Grauens, p. 357, 361.
  5. ^ Marek, Miroslav. "A genealogy of the Somlyó branch". Genealogy.EU.  External link in |publisher= (help)[self-published source][better source needed]
  6. ^ Marek, Miroslav. "A genealogy of the Ecsed branch". Genealogy.EU.  External link in |publisher= (help)[self-published source][better source needed]

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