Márton Berzeviczy

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Márton Berzeviczy
Chancellor of Transylvania
In office
January 1578 – 1586
Monarch Stephen Báthory
Preceded by Imre Sulyok
Succeeded by Farkas Kovacsóczy
Personal details
Born 1538
Berzevice, Kingdom of Hungary
(today: Brezovica, Slovakia)
Died 16 February 1596
Osiek, Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth
Nationality Hungarian
Spouse(s) Katalin Woianowski

Márton Berzeviczy de Berzevicze et Kakaslomnicz (1538 – 16 February 1596)[1] was a Hungarian noble and diplomat in the Principality of Transylvania, who served as Chancellor of Transylvania for Stephen Báthory between January 1578 and 1586.


He was born into an old noble family of German origin as the son of Kristóf Berzeviczy and Katalin Bertóthy. He married Katalin Woianowski, a German-Polish noblewoman in 1578, they had three children.

Berzeviczy served as recorder for Palatine Tamás Nádasdy since 1558. In the next year he worked for the Hungarian Court Chancellery in Vienna. He studied at the University of Halle-Wittenberg between 1559 and 1560.


  1. ^ Markó 2006, p. 99.


  • Markó, László: A magyar állam főméltóságai Szent Istvántól napjainkig – Életrajzi Lexikon pp. 99–100. (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.
  • Veress, Endre: Berzeviczy Márton 1538-1596. História antik Könyvesház Kiadó, Budapest, 2012.
Political offices
Preceded by
Imre Sulyok
Chancellor of Transylvania
Succeeded by
Farkas Kovacsóczy