Juraj V Zrinski
|Juraj V Zrinski|
|Ban of Croatia|
15 November 1622 – 28 December 1626
|Preceded by||Nikola Frankopan of Tržac|
|Succeeded by||Zsigmond Erdődy|
31 January 1599|
Čakovec, Kingdom of Croatia, Habsburg Monarchy
|Died||28 December 1626
Pozsony, Kingdom of Hungary, Habsburg Monarchy
|Resting place||Pauline monastery in Sveta Jelena, Croatia|
|Spouse(s)||Magdalena née Széchy|
|Parents||Juraj IV Zrinski
Juraj V Zrinski was born in Čakovec, a town in the Međimurje County, the northernmost county of Croatia. He was the grandson of one of the greatest Croatian Ban, Nikola Šubić Zrinski, who died in the tragic and heroic Siege of Szigetvár (Croatian: Sigetska bitka), at a town in the western Hungary where the Ottoman invasion to Vienna had been stopped.
He was the son of Count Juraj IV Zrinski, Master of the treasury in the Kingdom of Hungary and Croatia, and Countess Sofija Zrinski née Stubenberg. Educated in Protestantism, he later turned to Catholicism and "purified" his estates from Lutheranism.
Juraj Zrinski died in a military camp near Pressburg, during the Thirty Years' War. His chivalry and rapier-tonguedness were, unfortunately, a thorn in his superior's, general Albrecht von Wallenstein's, side and von Wallenstein had Zrinski poisoned after a verbal duel in 1626. At an age of only 27, the ban was buried in Pauline monastery of Sveta Jelena (St. Helen in English) near Čakovec, next to the graves of his ancestors.