Krsto Ungnad

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Krsto Ungnad or Kristóf Ungnád was a baron and Croatian ban,[1] whose father was named Ivan.[2]

In 1557 Ungnad, as a captain in the Croatian army, defeated the Turks in Koprivnica.

Before becoming ban he was mayor of Varaždin.[3] He assumed the role of ban in 1578. During his reign he is known to have settled a land dispute in Turopolje. He also lost territory to Ottoman Bosnia and the Croatian border was pushed north from the river Una to the Kupa.

Ungnad was a proponent of the Protestant Reformation[4] and it saw some gains in Croatia during his rule.[5]

He plays a large role in August Šenoa’s peak work Zlatarevo zlato.

Preceded by
Gašpar Alapić
Ban of Croatia
Succeeded by
Tamás Erdődy


  1. ^ Vienac: mjesečnik HIBZ-a, Opseg 3
  2. ^ Četvrto doba: Vladanje kraljeva iz porodice Habsburga '1527-1740)
  3. ^ Ivan Kukuljević Sakcinski: Varašdin: kratki nacrt s gledišta historičkog
  4. ^ Protestants in Zagreb
  5. ^ Reformation in Croatia